Homemade Pesto Recipe

Homemade Pesto Recipe – An easy recipe for homemade basil pesto! Pesto is made from a mixture of fresh basil, garlic, cheese, nuts, and olive oil.  Find out how to make it at home!


  • 2 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Fresh
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil


  1. Add the fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse 5 times until a coarse mixture forms.

  2. Turn the food processor on low and slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream.

  3. Serve the pesto immediately or store in a small bowl covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.