Easy & Delicious Homemade Basil Pesto
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Yield: About 1 cup
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, red pepper flakes & Parmesan in a blender or food processor. Blend continuously until finely chopped.
- With the blender running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until well combined.
- Add salt & pepper to taste, mix well and use.
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