Fresh Homemade Basil Pine Nut Pesto Recipe
Short on time but want to avoid a pre-made pesto with preservatives? We've got you covered with our simple and healthy Basil Pine Nut Pesto recipe! Scroll down for the step by step instructions!
A wonderful compliment to crackers, sliced tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables.
Ingredients Needed for your Basil Pine Nut Pesto:
2 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2/3 cup fresh basil leaves (densely packed)
1 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper
Directions to Make your Basil Pine Nut Pesto
Combine pine nuts and garlic in mortar and mash into small pieces.
Add in cheese and mash again.
Add in basil leaves and mash until a paste forms.
Stir in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve this basil pine nut pesto alongside crackers and seasonal fruits.
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