Five-Minute Pesto Recipe

It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time for pesto! I took pictures when I made my last batch of basil pesto and put it together in a photo tutorial. Enjoy!

Pesto Tutorial

And in case you’d like it in a more condensed version, here’s the recipe written out:

Five-Minute Pesto

Five Minute Pesto

Ingredients (all measurements are approximate):

  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 c pine nuts
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/3 c grated parmesan
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper

Makes about 1 1/2 cups of pesto.

Step 1:
Strip leaves off about 2 cups of fresh basil and toast about 1/3 cup pine nuts.

Step 2:
Mince 3-4 cloves garlic in food processor.

Step 3:
Add basil and pine nuts and blend until well-chopped.

Step 4:
Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lemon and throw in about 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese.

Step 5:
While the blade is spinning, pour in about 1/4 cup olive oil (or until desired consistency) and add salt and pepper to taste.

Eat and enjoy! I love it in pasta, tossed into salads, slathered over roast chicken, or just on a pita chip!

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