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Fresh Basil Pesto
...in your mind.
Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

Make about 1 1/2 cups - Pesto - what isn’t it good for? And if you like it a little spicy, add the Serrano.


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    Optional -
    1 Serrano pepper, stem removed and rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine basil, pine nuts, garlic & Parmesan (and Serrano if using) in a blender or food processor
  2. Blend continuously until finely chopped
  3. With the blender running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until well combined
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste and use