The Secret for Making Pesto On The Cheap:
Easy Basil & Garlic Pesto Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
  • 3 cups basil leaves lightly packed
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put the basil, garlic, walnuts, and parmesan in the food processor and pulse until everything is broken down.

  2. Add the olive oil in a thin stream as the processor is running. Process until it reaches your desired consistency
  3. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
Recipe Notes

I freeze pesto in small canning jars and also in 1 Tablespoon scoops, just like I do when freezing garlic.