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Simple Pesto Recipe.

A super simple pesto recipe. Easy to make and delicious on pasta!

Course Entree
Cuisine gluten free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 222 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons pine nuts you can leave these out if necessary
  • salt to taste
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional


  1. Put the basil leaves, garlic, olive oil, cheese, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until well blended. If it's too dry, add a bit more oil.

  2. Add as much salt, pepper, or red pepper flakes as you like.
  3. Serve over hot pasta, chicken, fish, or anything you like! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Pesto Recipe.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 357mg16%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1440IU29%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 309mg31%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.