Pesto recipes are extremely versatile but basic pesto recipes typically have basil, cheese, oil, nuts, and of course, garlic! One of my personal favorites is classic basil pesto and it is delicious on pasta, 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 basil pesto recipes on Facebook!
#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 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)
Basil pesto doesn’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 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 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 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 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 is a winner all the way! Get the recipe.
#8 Homemade Basil Pesto
Doesn’t this basil pesto look delicious? The best part is you can brag that you made this awesome basil pesto recipe from scratch! Get the recipe.
#9 Fresh Lemon 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 with sandwiches, pasta, mashed potatoes, and so many other great foods. Get the recipe.
#10 Vegan Basil Pesto
I love this photo and recipe 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.