Easiest Basil Pesto

Put this on your favorite protein like chicken or salmon or use as a sauce on your next pasta night!

(Makes 1 2/3 cups of pesto)


  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste


  1. Combine basil, walnuts, and garlic in a food processor. Process until mashed and combined. Slowly add in olive oil and process until mixture forms. Add parmesan cheese and pulse a few times to combine. Taste – add salt to taste and more parmesan as desired.
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