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Homemade & Healthy Pesto Sauce

by Marla Murphy March 03, 2015

If you haven't noticed by now I have been very obsessed with creating/making my own sauces at home! Not only is this wayyy healthier than the store-bought ones but the flavor is richer and the bills are cheaper!! When you make your own sauces you can change/add/remove any flavors or ingredients that you don't care for and make your own 'secret' recipe (that is unless you write a blog and share all of your secrets anyways). I know to some people making a homemade sauce might not sound like something you want to try yourself but it is way easier than you think! Purchase ingredients, chop ingredients (if needed) add into a food processor and done! Easy prep and easy clean up!

Ways to use pesto:


Pork chops





Homemade & Healthy Pesto Sauce
Serves 8
Prep Time
10 min 
Cook Time
5 min 
  1. 2 cups of basil, fresh and stems removed
  2. 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  3. 2 cloves of garlic
  4. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  5. 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  6. Sea Salt (to taste)
  1. Divide olive oil into 1/4 cup servings, add all ingredients and one serving of the olive oil to a food processor and process well. Once well combine add in the other 1/4 cup of olive oil as needed. Pour into a jar and enjoy!
calories: 151
fat: 16g
protein: 1g
carbs: 1g

My version of pesto has a very light flavor if you are a lover of basil feel free to add more! IMG_0561 I just love this color and the smell is amazing!! IMG_0570

And when you are done enjoying your sauce cute jars and labels help keep your sauces fresh and looking great in the fridge! 


Do you like to make your own sauces at home? If so what is your favorite? 



Marla Murphy
Marla Murphy


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