5 Minute Pesto

Put all that garden-fresh basil to good use with this healthy homemade pesto recipe that seriously only takes 5 minutes to make. Whip up a batch for your next seasonal dish, or triple a batch and keep in your freezer to have on hand whenever you need it! Making healthy pesto has never been easier.

Prep: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutes
Yield 1 heaping cup of pesto 1x


  • 1 cup packed basil leaves, fresh
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place all ingredients into a small food processor and process for about a minute, or until all ingredients have pureed together.
  2. If your pesto is too thick, add more olive oil by the teaspoon.

Tips & Notes

  • Feel free to double or triple this recipe if you are using this pesto for another recipe or if you have a bigger food processor!
Author: Lee HershCategory: CondimentsMethod: No-BakeCuisine: Italian

Keywords: homemade pesto, pesto

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