A basic Basil Pesto Recipe that is perfect for the basil bounty in the summer.
I was feeling like I was all on top of things. I’ve got posts planned out for a few weeks in advance, and most of the photos edited and recipes uploaded. And then I looked at the calendar.
What? St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend? I haven’t cooked up one. single. holiday treat. Now I’m feeling like a loser.
At least I made some pesto. And it’s green, so it counts, right?? A good basil pesto recipe is something that everyone needs. I make it like crazy during the summer, and like to throw it into everything from soup to pasta to my eggs at breakfast. Basil is my favorite thing to grow during the summer, and so I am using this basil pesto recipe all the time.
This is a pretty basic recipe, but you can always switch things up by using a different nut or even an different herb. But if you want to keep things simple and basic, this basil pesto recipe is for you!!
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- 2 cups basil leaves
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup pine nuts, toasted
- 2-4 minced garlic cloves
- ½ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pulse all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor or blender until chopped. Add olive oil in a stream to incorporate all ingredients.