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Basil Pesto in a Small White Dish Beside Half a Lemon

Homemade Basil Pesto

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 5 mins
  • yield Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • category Category: Sauce, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh packed basil
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil (or 2/3 cup depending on the type of consistency you like)
  • 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Blend basil, pecans, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon zest.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil till smooth.
  3. Once completely blended stir in the parmesan cheese.