- Feb 06, 2023
Pesto sauce is a versatile and flavorful condiment made with fresh basil leaves, garlic, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and olive oil. Use this bright green sauce on pizza, pasta, sandwich spread, or drizzle on roasted vegetables for an added burst of flavor.
3 ounces basil leaves, rinsed
¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons pine nuts, crushed
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 pinch chili flakes
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust for salt if necessary.
This sauce can be kept refrigerated for 1 week.