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homemade basil pesto recipe with pine nuts and cheese

Homemade Pesto Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: italian


Authentic Italian Homemade Basil Pesto recipe made with basil, garlic, cheese, pine nuts, and olive oil. This will be your favorite pesto recipe once you try it, no more store bought pesto! Plus you can make it in less than 10 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 30-40 basil leaves
  • 30 g (~ 2/3c) Romano Cheese
  • 30g (~1/2c) Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 30g (~1/4c) pine nuts


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency.

Keywords: homemade pesto

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