Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce is the simplest of recipes, combining fresh basil with parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, fresh garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. This ultimate pesto sauce recipe should be a staple in your kitchen, as it is in mine!
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 5 ingredient, basil pesto sauce
Servings: 41/4 cup servings
Author: Sue Ringsdorf
2cupsfresh basil leaves
2/3cupgrated parmesan cheese
1/4cuptoasted pine nuts
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper- to taste
In a food processor, combine the fresh basil, grated parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until well blended. Drizzle olive oil through feed tube while processor is running. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Storing - This pesto sauce stays fresh in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.Freezing - You can freeze pesto sauce. I occasionally make a double batch, and freeze portions so I have it on hand for various recipes.** You may need to add a bit more olive oil to the sauce (to loosen it up) after it is refrigerated or frozen.