How To Make Fresh Pesto


Welcome to the world of fresh pesto! Let's learn how to make this delicious sauce in just a few simple steps.


First, gather your ingredients: fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and salt.


Start by toasting the pine nuts in a pan over medium heat until they turn golden brown. This will bring out their nutty flavor.


Next, add the basil, garlic, and a pinch of salt to a food processor. Pulse until everything is finely chopped.


Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while the food processor is running. This will help create a smooth and creamy texture.


Once the mixture is well combined, add in the toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Pulse until everything is well incorporated.


Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. You can add more salt or cheese to your liking.


Congratulations, you've just made fresh pesto! Serve it over your favorite pasta, spread it on sandwiches, or use it as a dip for veggies.


To store, transfer the pesto to a jar and cover the top with a thin layer of olive oil. This will help keep it fresh for up to a week in the fridge.


Now that you know how to make fresh pesto, get creative with it! Add in different herbs or nuts to make your own unique version. Enjoy!