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Fresh Basil Pesto

An easy 5 minute recipe!

Who doesn’t love fresh pesto? This zesty, aromatic sauce is versatile, delicious, and surprisingly easy to make. In just five minutes, you can whip up a batch of homemade pesto that puts store-bought varieties to shame. Perfect for pasta, sandwiches, pizzas, and much more, this recipe is a game-changer. So, get ready to impress your family and friends with your culinary prowess. Let’s dive into this easy 5-minute pesto recipe!

The Magic of Fresh Pesto

There’s something magical about fresh pesto. Its vibrant green color and fragrant aroma are simply irresistible. Made from fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, this Italian favorite is packed with flavor. The best part? It’s incredibly quick and easy to make. So, whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is for you.

Enjoy Your Fresh Pesto

Now that you’ve mastered this easy 5-minute pesto recipe, the possibilities are endless. Toss it with pasta for a quick and satisfying meal, spread it on a sandwich for an instant flavor boost, or use it as a pizza sauce for a gourmet touch. However you choose to enjoy your fresh pesto, one thing is certain: you’ll never go back to store-bought again!

Recipe Review

A simple, delicious fresh pesto recipe that you can whip up in just five minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights, impressive dinner parties, and everything in between. Give it a try and discover the joy of homemade pesto.

I like to make several batches at a time and freeze it in serving sizes. Perfect way to have the taste of Summer in the middle of Winter!

Pesto Recipe


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Food Processor


  • 3 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts


  • Combine basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and nuts in food processor.
  • Blend into a smooth psate.


This easy, quick recipe is perfect for freezing so you can have a taste of Summer in the middle of Winter.
  • Additionally, you can add salt and pepper.
  • Garlic should be to taste!
  • Toasting nuts is not required but I like to toast them in a pan just until they become fragrant.
  • Pine Nuts can be substituted with other nuts: walnuts, pistachios, almonds, and even sunflower seeds.
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