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Homemade Basil Pesto

Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

This bright and flavorful pesto has fresh basil and parsley, and crunchy walnuts for a perfect pesto combination. Yields: 1 ½ cups
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Entree, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 cups


  • Food processor or blender


  • 2 ½ cups fresh basil or a 4oz container, stems removed
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¾ cups grated or shredded parmesan
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced, or 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Add all ingredients besides olive oil in a food processor or blender
  • Blend on low until all ingredients are combined and chopped to your desired consistency, I prefer chunks that you can. still see rather than completely pureed.
  • Put food processor or blender on low, and slow drizzle in olive oil until combined.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
  • Freeze any leftover pesto in ice cube trays and place into a freezer-safe bag for future use.
Keyword Basil Pesto, Pesto, Pesto Sauce