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Fast easy Basic Basil Pesto Recipe

Basic Basil Pesto Recipe

This easy fast basil pesto recipe is ready in 5 minutes!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Makes aproximately 1 cup basil pesto
Calories 349kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 cups fresh Basil leaves
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil


  • Add the basil, garlic, pine nuts, cheese and salt to a food processor bowl (or a blender) and pulse into a coarse meal. 
  • While the food processor is running, pour in the olive oil allowing the pesto to become smooth.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the refridgerator.
  • To Freeze the pesto: seal in an airtight container or Foodsaver bag and freeze for up to 6 months.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1.1mg