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Fresh Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto made in just a few minutes and tastes heavenly
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil pesto, fresh basil pesto, homemade basil pesto


  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/4 tspn chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • drizzle of lemon juice


  • Toast the pine nuts on medium heat, stirring frequently. Be careful not to let it burn. Set aside and allow it to cool
  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend it until it becomes a chunky paste
  • Drizzle some lemon juice over the pesto and mix well. You can adjust the amount of lemon juice according to your taste