Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe
Enjoy garden fresh basil with this easy homemade basil pesto recipe. Taking only a few minutes to prepare this recipe can be consumed immediately or preserved to be enjoyed at a later date. Also, do not forget to give the other pesto options found in this blog a try!
- 4 cups fresh Basil packed
- 4 cloves fresh Garlic peeled and minced
- 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly cracked Peppercorn
- 6 tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup warm Water optional
In a food processor chop basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper for 10 seconds.
Using a measuring cup combine olive oil and water.
With the food processor on, slowly add the oil mixture until thoroughly blended.
Serve immediately or preserve for later consumption.
Adding warm water creates a lighter version to the more traditional recipe.
How to preserve this homemade basil pesto, or other pesto recipes mentioned, refer to Preserving Homemade Pesto in this article.