Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a wonderful lemon-flavored pesto. This was my first taste of pesto and I've never gone back! Update as of 2/13/04 I'm glad that you all like this. I freeze this now and keep it on hand for my spaghetti sauce or others sauces. It freezes great!


  1. Mix everything together in food processor except the oil and lemon.
  2. Once everything is mixed well, drizzle with lemon and oil.
  3. Mix until well blended.
  4. Serve on pasta or just about anything that needs a pick me up.
  5. Will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  6. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Spicy, zingy, bold, yet full of subtle nuance. Incredibly simple to make, and a little goes a LONG way. I tried it with home grown basil on bowties with some diced sundried tomatos, and YUMMMMM.... Lovely color as well!

Llarion October 09, 2001

The lemon is a nice addition to the pesto... zingy and bright, this fresh sandwich add-on really 'made' the sandwich (I was having a tomato sandwich). Great, thank you!

s'kat July 07, 2002

Tasted pesto only once at the Macaroni Grill and it was so bland I did not order it ever again. A few months ago I started growing a basil plant, now I have 3 and they were taking over the house so I decided to try your pesto. It is so delicious my husband and I could not stop eating it right out of the food processor! I think it's the addition of lemon that gives it the zing. Thanks

Helen Robinson August 16, 2002

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