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Homemade Basil Pesto

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • 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.