Pesto recipes are extremely versatile but basic pesto recipes typically have basil, cheese, oil, nuts, and of course, garlic! One of my best and personal favorites is classic basil pesto recipes and it is delicious on pasta, and meat dishes…you name it! Here are the 10 best basil pesto recipes that are simply delicious and it’s a challenge choosing the best one! Please SHARE these top best basil pesto recipes on Facebook!
Best Basil Pesto Recipes #1: Fresh Basil Pesto
This is one of the best basil pesto recipes you’ll ever find but it is more than a recipe. It’s also a tutorial by Simply Recipes for making the best basil pesto that suits your taste. Basil, spinach, romano cheese, parmesan cheese, it’s all about choosing the ingredients you love. Get the recipe.
#2 Simple Basil Pesto (Vegan & Dairy-Free)
Even the best Basil pesto recipes don’t need cheese and this dairy-free version is packed with fresh flavors. It also has a hint of lemon which makes this version stand out. Get the recipe.
#3 Homemade Basil Pesto
What I like best about homemade basil pesto recipes like this one by Little Spice Jar is just how quickly you can make fresh homemade pesto. Why buy store-bought pesto when you can make fresh pesto in minutes? Get the recipe.
#4 Fresh Basil Pesto
This basil pesto recipe by Dishes and Dust Bunnies lets you make classic basil pesto at home in minutes. There are also great tips for making the best pesto ever. Get the recipe.
#5 Fresh Homemade Pesto
Another excellent tutorial and recipe by Gimme Some Oven for making the best basil pesto at home. Fresh and delicious, this basil pesto will not last long. Get the recipe.
#6 Simple Pesto
Another winning basil pesto recipe by Organized Island that proves just how quick and easy it is to make fresh homemade pesto. You’ll have fresh and tasty pesto in minutes! Get the recipe.
#7 Basil Pesto with Almonds
As mentioned previously, pesto recipes are all about using ingredients you love. If you prefer almonds over pine nuts, this basil pesto with almonds recipe by The Wholesome Dish is a winner all the way! Get the recipe.
#8 Homemade Basil Pesto
Doesn’t this basil pesto by All She Cooks look delicious? The best part is you can brag that you made this awesome basil pesto recipe from scratch! Get the recipe.
#9 Basil Pesto
I personally love basil pesto recipes with fresh lemon and this pesto recipe is easy to get excited about because it’s so good. You’ll want to enjoy it with sandwiches, pasta, mashed potatoes, and so many other great foods. Get the recipe.
#10 Classic Basil Pesto Sauce
I love this photo and recipe by Serious Eats because it captures the true essence of making authentic pesto with a mortar and pestle like ancient Romans did when making moretum. Moretum was made by crushing cheese, garlic, and herbs into a paste and is said to be the precursor to modern pesto sauces. Get the recipe.
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