Basil Pesto Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Basil pesto sauce in jar with fresh basil leaves and lemon

Pesto Sauce is so easy to make and homemade pesto tastes way better than storebought. This Basil Pesto recipe is fantastic with pasta or on sandwiches.

Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4-$5 (varies by season)
Keyword: pesto recipe
Calories: 205 kcal
Servings: 8 people (makes 1 1/2 cups pesto)



  1. Wash and dry the basil leaves.
  2. Place basil into a food processor, add cheese, nuts, garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.

  3. Season with more salt to taste if desired.