If you’ve been around my blog for a while you know I love pesto sauce. Over the years I’ve shared various recipes using pesto, but I realized I’ve never shared a recipe for pesto… crazy right? So today I’m sharing a super easy Homemade Pesto Sauce recipe.
Homemade Pesto Sauce
I am a huge fan of basil, garlic and cheese… some of the main components in pesto… so it’s no wonder I love pesto.
It’s easy to put together in your food processor.
You can freeze it… bonus… you’ll just want to add a little extra olive oil to it. I like to freeze in 1/2 cup sizes.
This recipe makes about 1 cup.
Add your beautiful, washed basil leaves to your food processor.
Add the pine nuts and minced garlic on top of the basil. Pulse about 10 times.
Place the parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste to your food processor.
Add about 1/2 of the olive oil and pulse about 10 times.
Add the remaining olive oil and let the food processor go for about 10 seconds or until you reach your desired smoothness.
In just minutes you’ll have delicious, fresh pesto sauce… perfect for so many recipes!
I hope you get a chance to make your own pesto sauce sometime. It really is super easy and so delicious when it’s freshly made.