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In all seriousness, this homemade pesto recipe has changed my level of 'chefworthiness' in the eyes of friends and family. My husband swears I could make millions off of just this recipe! Of course I am still just a wannabe cooku0026hellip;but this simple pesto recipe could fool the best of them! The simplicity and the quality of the ingredients is what makes it so fantastic.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
2 cups


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pulse pine nuts, almonds, and garlic in a food processor for about 20 seconds. Add basil, 1 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend for about 1 minute. Add additional olive oil until desired consistency is reached.n


Cook's Note:

Variations: Use only one kind of nut or mix several. If I don't have pine nuts, I use walnuts and it still tastes fabulous! Don't have quite enough basil? Add some other fresh greens like parsley or cilantro (as long as the majority is basil). Get creative! Add a small handful of sun-dried tomatoes to the mix, yum! Add a 1/2 cup of your favorite cheese.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 19.2g; sodium 146.4mg. Full Nutrition