Easy Pesto Sauce

Easy Pesto Sauce really is easy.  And this recipe is the classic version.   You can whip this up in no time at all.  Double, or triple the recipe and freeze a batch or two (for up to 3 months!).  I sometimes like to blanch my basil before pureeing with the other ingredients, but this method is so easy…and honestly…really, really delicious.  115% Loon Approved!

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Easy Pesto Sauce
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Easy Pesto Sauce really is easy. Perfect for pasta or sandwiches, or on a pizza! So packed with flavor and so easy!
Recipe type: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 - 6
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1.75 ounces pine nuts (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (about 2 to 3 cloves)
  • ½ cup quality olive oil
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. In a food processor, add the basil, pine nuts, and garlic and process until thoroughly chopped.
  2. With the processor running, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Turn off the food processor.
  3. Add the cheese and salt and pulse the processor just until combined.
  4. Keeps in air-tight container in the fridge for 3 days, and freezes for up to 3 months).
  5. Enjoy!


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