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from scratch basil pesto

Basil Pesto

Fresh is best! This delicious pesto is so easy to make from scratch, you'll wonder why you've never made it before!
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 min
Calories 4kcal


  • 1 ½ cups fresh basil loosely packed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • cup olive oil
  • cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup pine nuts


  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor.
  • Process on high until well blended.
  • Store in an air tight container, or freeze.


To freeze: Spoon pesto into ice cube tray wells. Freeze for 1-2 hours. After they are frozen, gently remove each 'cube' and place them in a ziplock bag for storing. 


Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg