Homemade Pesto - So easy and full of flavor! Recipe at www.theliveinkitchen.com

Homemade Pesto

This basil pesto always smells like summer!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 364kcal
Author Lindsay Moe


  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Romano Cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan, Romano, pine nuts, and salt to taste. With the motor running, stream in olive oil until smooth. If you prefer a thinner pesto, add additional olive oil a little bit at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Serve on pasta, sandwiches, vegetables, or anything your heart desires.


Adapted from The Silver Spoon


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 92mg | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 1mg