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pesto butter

Basil Pesto Butter

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8


This is the best basil pesto butter! It has all the flavors of basil pesto and perfect on everything from salmon and steak to bread. You are going to love it!


  • Packed fresh basil leaves-  1 cup
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese-1/4 cup
  • Butter (softened)-1 cup
  • Nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, almonds or pecans)- 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic clove-1
  • Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
  • A pinch of salt


  • Combine the basil, nuts, Parmesan, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor. Process until well blended but still has some texture. Scrape down the sides and add butter. Continue processing until well combined. Taste and adjust the salt.
  • Shape the basil pesto butter mixture into a log  and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: pesto butter, basil pesto butter, pesto