Basil and Pine Nut Pesto

Basil and Pine Nut Pesto

4 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 10 minutes

This is really quick and yummy Pesto recipe. I add pasta, chicken and sun-dried tomatoes.


40 fresh bail leaves; (approx.) washed and dried
3 cloves garlic; crushed
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; grated
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Salt and pepper

Original recipe makes 4



Put the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan into a food processor and blend until smooth. Slowly add the oil while the motor is running. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

I cook up some chicken and pasta and mix the pasta with the pesto and then top with the chicken and some sun-dried tomatoes.

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DELISH! Thank you! So much better than store bought!
Lbradshaw 3y ago

Looks like the calorie total is closer to 160 per serving instead of 80. Still better than most pesto recipes though.
kwillmon 4y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
reeve 7y ago

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