This Fresh Basil Pesto recipe is your standard pesto that goes great on anything from pasta salads to sandwiches to chicken.
If you find yourself with a ton of left over basil and you are wondering what to make with it, the best answer is Pesto made with Fresh Basil! It is so easy to make pesto with fresh basil and the flavor is amazing!
Pesto Made with Fresh Basil
What to Make with Pesto
There are so many things that you can use pesto on when you are cooking in the kitchen. Pesto is filled with amazing flavor, and you do not need a lot of it to flavor your dishes.
If you are sticking to a low carb, keto diet, or any other diet homemade pesto is a great way to give a huge burst of flavor without adding a ton of carbs or calories.
Some of our favorite dishes that use Pesto are:
Anytime you are making a recipe that calls for pesto, use this Fresh Basil Pesto recipe instead of the store bought pesto to take your recipe to the next level with ease!
Can you freeze Pesto?
The great thing is pesto freezes so well, you just need to take it out of the freezer the night before and place it in the refrigerate.
Now that its getting cold I have to harvest all the basil from my garden. I had so much basil I was able to make six batches off this recipe.
You can freeze pesto in ice cube trays and measuring them out in amounts that you will use. Then once they are frozen pop them out of the ice cube trays and store them in a freezer bag.
How to make Pesto with Fresh Basil
It is important to use a good quality food processor when you are making pesto with fresh basil. If you do not have one in your kitchen gadgets yet, I have this food processor and I LOVE it! I have had it for years and it has never failed me!
Pesto with fresh basil
- Combine all of the ingredients except the oil in the bowl of a food processor.
- With the motor running, add the oil in a slow, steady stream until evenly incorporated.
- Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl, then pulse to finish incorporating all of the ingredients until smooth.
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