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Store-Bought Vs. Homemade Pesto: Which is Cheaper?

Homemade Basil Pesto

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 12 ounces 1x


Store-Bought Vs. Homemade Pesto: Which is Cheaper? Here’s a delicious homemade pesto recipe!


  • 3 cups fresh basil
  • 34 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt/pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Add all ingredients except olive oil to the food processor.
  2. Pulse until nearly blended. Add about half of the olive oil. Pulse again, then add remaining olive oil and pulse until completely mixed.
  3. Store in an air tight container and use within 5-6 days. Cover the top of the pesto with extra olive oil for a little extra freshness.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 115
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 6g
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