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 cook…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.
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- ¼ cup almonds
- 3 cloves garlic
- 4 cups loosely packed fresh basil
- 1 ¼ cups olive oil, or more as needed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 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.
- Calories 177.6
- Carbohydrate 1.3 g
- Fat 19.2 g
- Fiber 0.6 g
- Protein 1.4 g
- Saturated Fat 2.6 g
- Sodium 146.4 mg
- Sugar 0.2 g
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