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Basil Pesto


This is a quick and easy basil pesto that you could use as a pizza sauce, serve as an appetizer with a crusty baguette, or add a dollop to a cozy tomato soup.


Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Food processor


  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 ½ Tbsp walnuts you can sub other nuts if desired
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a food processor combine all ingredients except for oil until roughly chopped.
  • Drizzle in oil slowly as the food runs until combined.


Cover pesto with a thin layer of olive oil and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.
You can also freeze individual servings in an ice cube tray.
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Quick & Easy, Sauce

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