Simple Basil Pesto

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Simple Basil Pesto is easy to make with fresh basil leaves and keeps well for several days in the refrigerator. Use it for pasta, sandwiches, gnocchi, pizza and more!

Can you freeze fresh basil pesto?

Yes! Pesto can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months. For small servings, divide the pesto into an ice cube tray and store in the freezer. After freezing pesto cubes, transfer them to an airtight container for long-term storage.

How long does fresh basil pesto last in the fridge?

Pesto will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 3 to 5 days.

What can you substitute for pine nuts in pesto?

Pine nuts can be quite expensive, so people often look for substitutes for pine nuts when making pesto. Sunflower seeds are one of the least expensive alternatives. You can also use walnuts, pecans, or almonds.

Fresh simple basil pesto served in a mason jar surrounded by basil sprigs

What can you do with pesto?

Pesto is delicious on pasta, gnocchi, and often used as a spread on sandwiches and pizza. It’s also great with meats like chicken and tossed with vegetables. Here are some great ideas for using fresh basil pesto:

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Fresh Easy Basil Pesto in a Mason Jar

Simple Basil Pesto is easy to make with fresh basil leaves and keeps well for several days in the refrigerator. Use it for pasta, sandwiches, gnocchi, pizza and more!

Preparation time 5 minute

total time 5 minute

raw material

  • 2 cup fresh basil leaves bulk
  • 3 whole clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

instruct

  • Loosely pack fresh basil leaves into a measuring cup and measure the fresh basil leaves. Place the leaves in a food processor or blender.

  • Add garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts. Blend until fairly smooth.

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.

Calories: 275kcal | carbohydrate: 2G | protein: 6G | fat: 27G | Saturated fat: 5G | cholesterol: 11mg | sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 110mg | Vitamin A: 740unit | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | calcium: 164mg | iron: 1.1mg