Basil Pesto

Harvest that fragrant bounty of basil and enjoy it to its fullest. Stir a little bit into pasta or rice for a taste sensation, or use it as a spread for sandwiches, topping for pizza, and more.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate until use.