Classic Basil Pesto | How to make Classic Basil Pesto

By BetterButter Editorial  |  23rd May 2016  |  
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  • Classic Basil Pesto, How to make Classic Basil Pesto
Classic Basil Pestoby BetterButter Editorial
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    2

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  • Serves

    8

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  • How to make Pesto

About Classic Basil Pesto Recipe

A super simple recipe that barely takes any time to make. The only thing you need is to grate that cheese.

Classic Basil Pesto

Ingredients to make Classic Basil Pesto

  • 6 cups gently packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, or any other hard cheese
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • a squeeze of lemon juice

How to make Classic Basil Pesto

  1. Blend half the basil with the nuts, cheese, and garlic: Combine half of the basil with the nuts, cheese, cloves, and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend continuously until the ingredients are finely chopped.
  2. Blend in the rest of the basil: Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the rest of the basil. Blend until a uniform paste has formed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Stream in the olive oil: With the blender running, stream in the olive oil. Continue blending as needed until the olive oil is emulsified into the basil and the pesto looks uniform.
  4. Pour a little olive oil over the surface, cover, and refrigerate for up to a week. Pesto can also be frozen for several months.

Reviews for Classic Basil Pesto (2)

Rashmirekha Dasha year ago

thanks a lot
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Trishna Gogoi2 years ago

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