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Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe- How to make pesto at home


  • Basil- 1 pack
  • peanuts/pine nuts- 3 tbs
  • Garlic- 3
  • Olive oil- 3/4th cup
  • pepper corns- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste.


  1. Dry roast peanuts and peel off the skin.
  2. In a blender add basil,garlic,peanuts, pepper corns, salt, little olive oil and blend them coarsely.
  3. Add remaining oil and grind them into a smooth paste.
  4. If ur using immediately add little more oil and blend again or else store in the air-tight container, drizzle some oil on top and freeze upto 2 months. Thaw it before using.
  5. If u want you can add cheese while grinding.
  • Cuisine: Continental