Pesto Sauce

Homemade pesto that you will fall in love with how delicious it is. Put it on all of your favorite foods or use a sauce for pizzas and in pastas.

Course Dressing
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1404 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves packed
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese shredded
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Using a food processor, pulse basil, parsley, and garlic for about 30 seconds until combined and basil is finely chopped. Add pine nuts and process until fine, about 30 seconds more. Grind in cheese.

  2. While machine is running, add lemon juice and slowly drizzle in olive oil. Mix until fully incorporated and pesto is thoroughly combined. Transfer to a bowl, and salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Pesto Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1404 Calories from Fat 1233
% Daily Value*
Fat 137g211%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 1210mg53%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 3750IU75%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 999mg100%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.