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Basil Parmesan Pesto

This Basil Parmesan Pesto recipe is the best pesto you will ever make!  This classic sauce is freezer friendly and can be made in just 5 minutes. Use this homemade pesto sauce on vegetables, pizza and pasta.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 c Basil packed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 c Lemon Juice fresh is best
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 8 Tbsp Pine Nuts
  • 2 c Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 c Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • In a food processor or blender, pulse basil, lemon, Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, and salt until finely chopped.
  • While keeping food processor or blender running, slowing add olive oil until well combined.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze.

Notes

Mix refrigerated pesto well before serving.