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Quick and Delicious Pesto Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This pesto sauce recipe is ready in minutes and perfect on pasta, crusty bread or pizza. It's better and fresher than most store bought versions.

Course: Appetizer, Dip, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Italian, North American
Servings: 1 1/4 cups
Author: Nelson Cardoso
  • 2 cups basil leaves, packed (1.7 oz or 48 g)
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency.

  2. More steps? ... nope, it's ready! Enjoy this pesto sauce on crusty bread, pizza, pasta, as a dip, etc.

Recipe Notes

The fresher the ingredients, the better this pesto will taste.