Homemade Pesto

Pesto is one of the quick-and-easy, yet strikingly delicious-and-transformative, sauces that should be in everyone’s recipe arsenal! This nut-and-dairy-free is super simple and comes together in minutes.

Make your next pasta, chicken, salmon, etc. dish a triumph with this sauce!


  • 1 Large Bunch Fresh Basil
  • Approximately 4oz (about 2 cloves) Garlic, Peeled (can’t do raw? 2-3 tsp dried works too)
  • 1/4-1/2 Tsp Each: Dried rosemary, oregano, parsley
  • 1/8 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 3-4 Tbsp Big Horn UP EVOO (Choose from the Mild, Medium, or Robust option depending on your taste.)
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)


Step 1: Wash and drain basil. Remove leaves from stems and place into a food processor.

Step 2: Add remaining ingredients and pulse until you reached desired consistency. (You may opt for a smoother sauce for sandwiches and pasta and a coarser sauce for fish or chicken. There is no right or wrong way to make it!)

Step 3: Taste for flavor and adjust seasonings per preference.

Step 4: Use immediately or store for 3-5 days unused in the fridge (also freezes well).