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5-Minute Pesto Recipe & 15 Ways To Use It | Creme de la Crumb
Easy 5-Minute Pesto {Plus 15 GENIUS ways to use it!}
Prep Time
5 mins

Quick and easy creamy pesto you can whip up in 5 minutes or less!

Course: Sauce / Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: basil, Pesto
Author: Tiffany
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Diamond of California Pine Nuts
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Serve immediately or cover and store chilled.

Recipe Notes

Yields about 1 cup of pesto.

If you want to be conservative on the salt, start with 1/4 teaspoon. Taste and add more as desired.

Additional lemon juice can be added for a more "lemony" flavored pesto - so good!