Super Easy Freezer-Friendly Pesto Recipe

We are loving this delicious pesto recipe and you will, too. You can use it in so many recipes; salads, sandwiches, pasta… it’s endless! Here is a simple freezer-friendly pesto you can make so you always have some on hand.

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Super Easy Freezer-Friendly Pesto Recipe ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Steps in making Freezer-friendly pesto recipe

Step 1

Put everything in a food processor and pulse until you get the consistency you want. It will make one-half pint.

Step 2

Transfer to any container and put it in the freezer. Simply thaw it whenever you need to use it!

How my freezer-friendly pesto recipe turned out

My friend, Val packed hers in half-pint mason jars (leaving 1/2 inch headspace) then froze it. I filled a few ice cube trays up with mine, froze them, and then popped the cubes into a zip-lock bag for long-term storage in the freezer.

As I had more than I could fit into my trays, I filled a few baby-food jars with the remaining pesto and froze them. I love adapting recipes and added a handful of spinach and a handful of Parmesan cheese to the batch of pesto that I made!

Yield: 1/2 pint

Super Easy Freezer-Friendly Pesto Recipe

Super Easy Freezer-Friendly Pesto Recipe

This freezer-friendly pesto recipe is so handy for instant pesto-themed dinner or lunch. Suddenly craving for pesto? Worry no more! Make this super easy freezer-friendly pesto recipe and have preserved pesto at any time you'd like!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend them until it reaches your desired consistency.
  2. Transfer to containers for freezing.
  3. Thaw and use anytime you want!

Have you tried this amazingly easy, freezer-friendly pesto recipe?

5 Comments

  1. I love your blog – great ideas. I am looking forward to reading more.

  2. I like Pesto a lot, and think that your post is a good example of creativity at it’s finest moment. You are inspiring many people, by expressing your own experience of making it, and this is what may lead others to create a lot of their own food accompaniments at home. You have definetly inspired me that’s for sure. Why pay more, when you can make your very own. 🙂 With an eye on it too. A whole new light to a very much more fulfilling experience.

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  3. Oh wow, bookmarking this recipe right now! I *love* pesto but never imagined it could be so easy to make at home. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, as well as visiting my blog!

    Have a fabulous Saturday!

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