Basil Pesto Recipe

Serves: 5 Save

Ingredients (6)

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves (about 1 large bunch)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated hard cheese, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino-Romano cheese, or a combo of the two

Ingredient Facts and Health Benefits

Discover fascinating facts and health benefits about some of the ingredients in the recipe, including other delicious recipes!


Learn how to make this recipe at The Spruce Eats