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Mason Jar Basil Pesto

This mason jar basil pesto is the perfect way to use up your summer basil harvest. Featuring pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and garlic, it's a classic sauce that can be used on pasta, pizza, or as a dip.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
92% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Mason Jar Basil Pesto

Under 30 minutes


for 8 servings

  • 1 cup fresh basil (40 g), finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ½ cup pine nuts (65 g), chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (110 g)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (60 mL)
  • ½ cup olive oil (118 mL)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 228
  • Fat 22g
  • Carbs 2g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large mason jar, combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts, salt, pepper, Parmesan, lemon juice, and olive oil. Shake to combine.
  2. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
  3. Add to a hot pan with food as you wish!
  4. Enjoy!
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Mason Jar Basil Pesto