Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto Recipe

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Basil Pesto Recipe

This quick, easy, and versatile basil pesto recipe comes good with almost anything. You can use this basil pesto recipe on pizza, in pasta, in soups, as a salad dressing, in sandwiches, as a marinade, and your imagination. Basil pesto is one of the most versatile condiments and tastes good with almost anything.

My wife, the chef, has a recipe where she uses this basil pesto with fish, or kingklip. On the other hand, I enjoy this basil pesto served on soft polenta with meat dishes.

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Thanks and happy basil pesto cooking.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 1


Calories: 23
Carbs: 3g
Fat: 0.6g
Protein: 3.2g

Cooking Times

5 min
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  1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped. Add ½ cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper
  2. add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the basil pesto to a serving bowl and mix in the parmesan cheese
  3. Serve with your favorite dish

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Miles Vergne
We have a joke about basil pesto and say that if you eat pizza without basil pesto, it is like eating pizza naked, and never eat pizza naked. Cheers. 🥂 5.00

Jack Hogg
There is one thing we never miss when packing for a picnic. It is called basil pesto. You can go without many condiments but never basil pesto. Thanks for sharing this easy and innovative basil pesto recipe. Tastes good. 💓 5.00

Alexander Rhims
Super easy basil pesto recipe. Thank you. 5.00

Sonja Herholdt
Exactly the basil pesto recipe I was looking for. Thanks. 🙏 5.00

Simple Simon
By far the best basil pesto recipe I have tried. Very good. Thanks. 🙏 5.00

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