Pesto Sauce

An easy recipe for pesto sauce. Wonderful on pasta, and just as wonderful as a topping for grilled meats, grilled or baked fish, and vegetables.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 180kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, washed and dried (40 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


  • Place the basil, garlic and pine nuts in food processor. Process a few seconds, until coarsely chopped.
  • Add the salt, pepper and oil and process until smooth and fully combined, about 30 seconds, stopping to scrape the sides with a spatula if necessary.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix in the cheese.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 257mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.2g