Italian Basil Pesto Recipe

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Kristen Jimenez Modified: March 24, 2022
Italian Basil Pesto Recipe

How To Make Italian Basil Pesto

Add an incredibly zesty and fresh flavor to any dish with this easy to make Italian basil pesto that requires no cooking and takes only 5 minutes to make!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • 1cupbasil leaves,firmly packed
  • 1cupparsley,firmly packed, or spinach or other herbs
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,grated, or Romano cheese
  • ¼cuppine nuts,or walnuts or almonds
  • 1largegarlic clove,quartered
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼cupolive oil


  1. Place the herbs in a food processor. Pour in 1 tablespoon of oil and blend into a paste.

  2. Gradually add the remaining ingredients in order, scraping as needed. Blend until smooth.


  • Calories: 171.76kcal
  • Fat: 16.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.57g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.15g
  • Fiber: 0.62g
  • Sugar: 0.41g
  • Protein: 5.68g
  • Cholesterol: 8.43mg
  • Sodium: 176.71mg
  • Calcium: 170.10mg
  • Potassium: 115.61mg
  • Iron: 1.22mg
  • Vitamin A: 78.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.33mg
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