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Pesto with fresh basil

With just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this Easy Homemade Pesto adds a blast of flavor to pasta, salads, sandwiches, and more. You’ll never buy jarred pesto again!
Course Dinner, seasoning, spreads
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade pesto, how to make pesto, Pesto with fresh basil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 53kcal
Author Lauren



  • 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.


Calories: 53kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 25mg | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.3mg