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91% would make again

Mason Jar Basil Pesto

by Matthew Johnsonfeatured in 9 Simple Mason Jar Sauces

Under 30 min

Under 30 min


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)
  • 1 cup olive oil (240 mL)

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 345
    Fat 35g
    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!