This 4-ingredient, vegan, fresh basil pesto recipe is perfect for dips, pasta, salads, soups, food bowls, toasts, and crackers. This is the classic pesto recipe made with fresh basil leaves, garlic, salt & pepper, pine nuts, and Olive oil.
Course: Dips, Sauce
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Helpful How-tos, no-cook recipes, pesto
Cutting Board and knife
Measuring cups & spoons
2cupsfresh basil leavesstems removed
1-2clovesgarlicSmash with knife, peel and add whole
¼cupOlive oilextra virgin
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Add basil, garlic, pine nuts, salt, and pepper to a chopper jar. Blend until they are finely chopped.
Scrape the sides add olive oil and blend again to combine. Reserve about ½ tbsp of olive oil to add to pesto while storing*.
Adjust for seasoning and empty into a bowl for serving or jar to store.