This Homemade Basic Pesto recipe blends 5 fresh ingredients together to create a vibrant, bright, and flavorful sauce.
You'll need: basil, parmesan, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper
Place everything except the olive oil, salt and pepper into a food processor.
Pulse until finely chopped, about 1 minute.
Slowly stream in the olive oil while the food processor is running on high.
Remove from food processor, salt, and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or fresh peppers (like diced jalapenos or a serrano pepper) to add a spicy spin on this classic!
Make nut free by using sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, peas, or edamame instead of pine nuts.