Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

A classic pesto, what more could you ask for? I use this recipe for all sorts of things…pasta sauce, burger topping, grilled chicken topping, on corn, on top of garlic bread, as a dipping sauce, you name it, the possibilities are endless.

Classic Pesto Sauce

Course: Dressing, Sauces/Dips, Side Dish
Keyword: Summer
Diet: Gluten Free, Keto, Low/No Sodium, Paleo, Whole30
Servings: 16
Calories: 141kcal

What You Need

  • 2 c. fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ c. pine nuts
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ c. Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp TLC Garlic and Lemon Lovers OR Lemon House

How to Make It

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process into a smooth paste.
  • Add more olive oil if desired.
  • Place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 1648IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1mg
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