I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—homemade dressings and sauces always taste better. It’s one of the natural laws of the universe like gravity or the theory of relativity. They don’t take too much extra time to make and the flavor alone is worth it. This homemade basil pesto recipe is summer in sauce form—it’s the perfect way to use up a particularly huge harvest of basil too.
Just a note! If you’re in a pinch—or on vacation at a beach house without a food processor—you can use a small blender for this recipe too. I’ve done it. While it’s not ideal it does get the job done. I have a feeling you’ll be making this recipe well into the fall. Yum!