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Pesto - Fast & easy!

This is a great treat on pasta, but also delicious on crackers or warm bread as a snack. Try it as dip for bread sticks and even artichokes!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 cups Fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 4-5 pieces dried tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 TB fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • pepper, maybe salt


  • Combine basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts, dried tomatoes (if you're using them) and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse until chopped.
  • Add olive oil and combine until smooth.
  • Move pesto to a bowl, mix in the parmesan cheese.
  • Taste before adding salt or pepper, sometimes parmesan is very salty and so you most likely will not need to add any.