“Fresh basil pesto from scratch! Classic homemade pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.”
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Homemade Basil Pesto
Homemade & fresh
– 2 cups basil leaves tightly packed, approx 46 grams. Cleaned – 1/3 cup pine nuts – 2 garlic cloves – 1/4 cup parmesan – 1/4 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp ground pepper – 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
You will need:
Simple & easy-to-follow
Heat a pan and toast the pine nuts until they turn light brown. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
In a mixer jar or blender, add the basil leaves, garlic, toasted pine nuts, cheese, salt, and pepper.
Pulse it coarsely like below.
Now scrape the sides and add half the amount of olive oil and blend again
Add the rest and blend until you get the desired consistency. If you are not planning to use it right away, then store it in an air-tight container.