Basil Pesto Recipe Video

Pesto sauce refers to a sauce which is made by grinding all the ingredients in a blender. Pesto is an Italian word. This sauce is made with fresh basil leaves, garlic and pine nuts. The pesto sauce can be used in various pasta dishes and other sauces.


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings2
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Garlic cloves10
 Pine nuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Basil1⁄4 Pound
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt & pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 728 Calories from Fat 634

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 72 g111.5%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g62.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17 mg

Sodium 567.1 mg23.6%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.6%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 14 g28.3%

Vitamin A 62% Vitamin C 26.3%

Calcium 43.1% Iron 19.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a food processor jar, add the pine nuts and garlic. Pulse for a few seconds.
2. Put the blender on medium-high speed and start adding the basil, as shown in the video.
3. Open the blender jar, and scrape down the sides with a spatula. Now add the Parmesan, salt and pepper.
4. Process again while streaming in the olive oil as shown in the video. Check for the consistency and add more olive oil if needed.

5. Transfer into a bowl and use as desired.

Editors Review

Making a pasta, but don't know what sauce to use in it? Don't worry, check out the video of this tasty Pesto Sauce prepared cy chef Hendrik especially for you. A delicious sauce that goes well with your pasta.