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Homemade Pesto Sauce

Quick and easy 15 minute recipe of pesto sauce that is a great topping for pasta, pizza and sandwiches.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 CUP
Author Ruchi


  • 3 cup Fresh Basil leaves with few soft stems Or any fresh herb of your choice
  • 2/3 -3/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Pinenuts (Chilgoza)
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese (vegan option- cashews)
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly grounded Black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Assemble all the ingredients. Clean and wash Basil leaves.
  • In a food processor/blender combine basil leaves with
  • Cloves of garlic and pine-nuts...
  • Add crushed black peppercorns....
  • Add salt...
  • Add 1/3 cup of Olive oil and save the other 1/3 cup olive oil and lemon juice..
  • Blend everything together until smooth. Add shredded cheese and the remaining olive oil and give it a final churn.
  • Adjust your seasonings and homemade pesto sauce is ready.