Fresh Basil Pesto
Fresh basil pesto is a staple in my house (along with the lemon dressing from this noodle bowl!). it’s both easy to whip together and tastes great. Because of this, an easy pesto pasta is my go to when it comes to quick dinners!
For a long time fresh pesto was something I avoided. It seemed “too much”. However, this sauce contains only six ingredients (all of which you probably have) and is so tasty it’s addicting.
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The pesto is perfectly flavored and works well as a fast pasta dish, as the base to a pesto pizza or even on chicken as a marinade. It’s my personal pasta go to because I love that it adds a few more green veggies to my daughters diet.
… and truthfully I all but devour it 😉
Ingredients In The Fresh Basil Pesto
Makes 1 cup
- 1/2 cup basil, packed
- 1 cup spinach, packed
- 2-3 cloves garlic (I like my pesto really garlic-y!)
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup parmesean
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
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How To Make Basil Pesto
Combine all ingredients into a powerful blender and blend until smooth. Use on pizzas, in pastas or as marinades!
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This fresh and easy to make basil pesto is perfect on pasta or pizzas! Combine all ingredients into a powerful blender (like a vitamix) and blend until smooth.
This fresh and easy to make basil pesto is perfect on pasta or pizzas!
Combine all ingredients into a powerful blender (like a vitamix) and blend until smooth.
Don’t forget to pin this easy green pesto!
If you’re looking to step your pasta dishes up a notch then you should most definitely go fresh! This basil pesto is full of nutrient dense foods as well as flavor. It makes a great homemade staple for pastas and pizzas.
What about you- are you addicted to pesto sauce?