5 from 5 votes

Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto

Do you like pesto? Then why not try and make it at home? It literally takes only a few minutes and tastes divine.
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Julia



  • Toast the pine nuts in a pan for a minute or two until golden (low heat).
  • Put basil leaves in a food processor together with about 2/3 of olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper & pine nuts.
  • Process until smooth (it will take 1-2 minutes).
  • Now add the Parmesan cheese (or similar) & mix with a spoon or a spatula. Add more olive oil, if needed (you may add more than 90 ml of olive oil – but I prefer putting more oil on pasta, if needed).
  • Serve with pasta or bread.
  • Storage: Store in a jar in the fridge (1-2 weeks).

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