Homemade Basil & Parsley Pesto Sauce

Fresh homemade pesto is soooo stinkin’ delicious!  I love having fresh herbs around it’s so rewarding to pick fresh herbs and bring them right to your table to add flavor to your homemade dishes. This is a 10 minute pesto sauce that is super tasty and can be frozen to use year round. 

What you need to make homemade pizza sauce

  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh parsley
  • Walnuts
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil

Good for you ingredients

Basil & Parsley



How to store leftovers

  • To Store:  Store any leftover sauce in a glass storage container.  Sauce will last up to 2 weeks.  
  • To Freeze: I like to freeze my pesto in ice cube trays.  It’s almost perfectly proportioned and it will keep up to a year or more.
  • To Reheat: Add fresh or frozen pesto to a pan and let it warm up melting in to any dish you add it to.

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Homemade Basil & Parsley Pesto Sauce

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  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 cup 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 cups chopped fresh basil & parsley
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper chili flakes (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Season to taste.
  3. Enjoy!


  • I had more basil than I did parsley so I chopped them up together to equal about 2 cups.  You can use half of each or just use all basil or all parsley, depending on your preferred taste.
  • You can substitute walnuts for pumpkin seeds, pine nuts or cashews.
  • Try mixing nuts for a fun twist!
  • Author: Farm Raised Foodies
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

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