Homemade Pesto with Cashews

Servings 16 (1 servings=2 Tablespoons)
Calories 77 kcal


  • 4 oz fresh basil no stems (about 2 cups basil leaves)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup whole cashews
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Pour half the olive oil into the blender (or food processor).

  2. Add basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, cashews, pine nuts and some salt to the blender.

  3. Pour in the rest of the oil over the top and blend until all ingredients are blended smooth.

  4. Store in the refrigerator, in an air-tight glass container. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pesto with Cashews
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.