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food processor bowl filled with bright green pesto sauce

Go-To Triple Herb Pesto

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ⅓ cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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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