Basil Pesto Recipe (Pesto Sauce)

 This flavor-packed pesto sauce is delicious and so much better than any store-bought pesto. We love using pesto in our flatbread, pizzas, pasta, and as a marinade. You will not believe how easy it is to make this recipe and it is so inexpensive!


For this homemade basil pesto recipe, all you need is just 6 ingredients and a blender!

  1. Fresh basil– This recipe calls for fresh basil leaves.
  2. Garlic– Fresh garlic adds so much flavor to the sauce!
  3. Pine nuts– Pine nuts are the key ingredient.
  4. Parmesan– Fresh shredded parmesan cheese or pre grated parmesan cheese with work.
  5. Salt– Use salt to taste for this sauce.
  6. Olive oil– Olive oil is what give the sauce is creaminess.
  7. Lemon juice– Adds that kick of zest and elevates the sauce.
  8. Basil pesto in a glass jar with a spoon full of pesto.


A food processor or blender will work in this recipe. We have this one and use it all the time, it’s so versatile.

In a food processor, add the basil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, salt, olive oil and lemon juice. Blend until the ingredients are well combined and smooth.

Serve as desired.

Enjoy, friends!

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