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Pesto + VIDEO

BS' in the Kitchen
This fresh basil pesto is super easy to make and extremely delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 /2 cup


  • 1/8 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil stems removed
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • *This recipe makes about a 1/2 cup of pesto.
  • In a pot of boiling water, blanch the basil for about 10 seconds and remove to ice cold water cool the basil.
  • Drain most of the water out of the basil.
  • In a food processor, add your pine nuts, processing a few times, until the nuts are roughly chopped.
  • Add your basil, processing until chopped and combined with the nuts.
  • Add in your garlic, processing for a few seconds.
  • Add your parmesan, process until combined.
  • Finally, if you have a food processor with a hole in the top, slowly add your olive oil while it processes, allowing it to mix in with the rest of the ingredients. If like me, you don't have a fancy food processor, add the oil in three parts, processing until pesto reaches your desired consistency!
  • Add a few pinches of salt to taste and enjoy!