Lemon Basil Pesto Recipe Plus 25 Ways To Use It
My lemon basil pesto recipe is easy to make, versatile, and totally addictive!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1 cup
- 2 cups basil leaves packed
- 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
- 1/4 cup pine nuts RAW
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Add the pine nuts and garlic to the food processor. Pulse 5 to 10 times or until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Add the basil and pulse 5 to 10 times or until chopped. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Pour in the lemon juice and put the lid on.
With the food processor running, slowly stream in the olive oil until the sauce comes together. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse 2-3 times to just combine.
Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.