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How Freeze Fresh Pesto

Is there anything better than fresh pesto? Now you can freeze it and savor the flavor.

Yield: 1 cup 1x
Prep: 5Total: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (sub: walnuts)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (plus a bit more for freezing)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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  1. In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and cheese and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add ½ cup of olive oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
© Author: Thriving Home
Cuisine: American Method: Processor