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Easy Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

One Pot Basil Pesto Sauce

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Quick and easy pesto sauce recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in a blender in 10 minutes. Packed with basil, garlic, parmesan cheese and pine nuts.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade pesto
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2 cups
Calories 311
Author Abeer

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Basil Fresh, Lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese Freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup Pine nuts Toasted, Or any nuts of your choice
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil High quality

Instructions

  • In a blender or food processor, add basil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, salt, pepper until finely chopped.
  • Gradually pour olive oil, while the blender is still running.
  • Continue blending for a few more seconds until mixture is mostly smooth.
  • Be sure to scrape down the sides, a few times to mix everything smoothly. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up 3 days and frozen in a sealed airtight container for up to 1 month. It can be thawed in the fridge overnight. 

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2227IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 3mg