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Homemade Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cup


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil, stemmed
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil I like to make my sauce a little thicker if I'm not using it for pasta.
  • salt to taste


  1. Pulse basil, toasted pine nuts, garlic, and parmesan cheese in a food processor until coarsley chopped. Scrape down sides.

  2. Continue to pulse while drizzling in olive oil. This will help to emulsify and keep the olive oil from separating. Pulse until fully incorporating. Season with salt to taste.

Recipe Notes

We recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible.