Easy, vibrant and versatile, this go-to homemade pesto recipe can (and should!) be used in a variety of different ways in everyday cooking.
- 1 ½ cups (lightly packed) basil leaves
- ½ cup pine nuts, toasted
- ½ cup grated Parmesan
- ¼ cup (packed) Italian parsley
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Pulse basil, nuts, Parmesan, parsley, chives, garlic, and salt together in a food processor until finely chopped. With processor running, stream in oil until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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