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Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

Prep

Total

Yield 1 cup

Fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil... what could be better?

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put basil, almonds, and garlic in a blender.
  2. Turn the blender on and slowly add the oil until the pesto is the desired consistency.
  3. Use right away, store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or freeze for up to 9 months.

Notes

To freeze pesto, I like to put a couple tablespoons in each compartment of an ice cube tray. When they are frozen I dump them in a larger container with a lid and store in the freezer. This method makes it easy to just grab the needed amount. 

Courses Condiment

Cuisine Italian

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 TBSP

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90

% Daily Value

Total Fat 9.3 g

14%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g

6%

Total Carbohydrates 1.6 g

1%

Dietary Fiber 0.8 g

3%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 1.4 g

3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at https://wellnessmama.com/628/basil-pesto/