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Basil Pesto

About the Recipe

This pesto recipe uses vegetable broth, which helps achieve a creamy texture without as much oil as more traditional recipes.

Makes about 1 Cup


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons low-sodium vegetable broth

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

YIELD: 1 cup I PREP TIME: 5 min I BLEND TIME: 5 min I TOTAL TIME: 10 min