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Homemade Pesto Recipe

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Nothing adds a burst of flavor like homemade pesto! This easy recipe will help kick your sandwiches, soups and scrambled eggs up a notch.
Course dinner
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 8 - 10 servings
Calories 205
Author Cheryl Najafi

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tsp lime juice or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, oil, walnuts, lime juice and salt in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is chopped.
  • Scrape the side of the bowl and turn the processor back on and keep running until it is your desired consistency. You may have to scrape the sides of the bowl a couple of times.

Notes

Use this fresh pesto for pesto baked brie or our super delicious cheesy pesto bread. The possibilities are endless!

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g