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Homemade Pesto

Have you ever wanted to know how to make Homemade Pesto? I did because I love cooking with it! It is actually easy to prepare with this easy recipe.

How to make Homemade Pesto - A great money saving tip!

I used my own fresh basil leaves that I grew in my herb garden.  I added fresh garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and few other ingredients and had the most amazing fresh homemade pesto.

This recipe is also naturally gluten free.  After you prepare the recipe simply store it in an airtight container and place it in your refrigerator. It will last for several weeks if you don’t eat it right away.  I have several of my favorite pesto recipes linked after the recipe too!

Homemade Pesto:

How to make Homemade Pesto

How to make Homemade Pesto - A great money saving tip!
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Prep Time:10 minutes


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 T lemon juice


  • Combine in food processor and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Servings: 4 people
Author: Melissa@StockpilingMoms
Cost: $5

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Pesto/Sundried Tomato Spread

Layered Italian Sandwich

Pesto Greek Cobb Salad

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