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Basic Basil Pesto

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Have fresh basil? Make pesto. It’s easy and yum yum.

Ingredients

  • 3 whole Garlic Cloves
  • ⅓ cups Pine Nuts
  • 2 cups Fresh Basil Leaves
  • ½ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

Chop garlic and pine nuts in a food processor. Pulse a few times.

Add the basil and pulse a few more times.

Add olive oil slowly while food processor is running.

Scrape down the sides of the processor, add the grated cheese, pulse again to blend.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over pasta or bruschetta.

Enjoy!

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BakingIsMyTherapy on 10.7.2010

Love this! It’s even delicious without the pine nuts.

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tesqui13 on 1.4.2012

Easy and delicious!

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Sparky on 8.26.2011

Excellent! I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of only using two garlic cloves because mine were HUGE. It was delicious over homemade fettuccine with a few sauteed shrimp and toasted pine nuts on top.

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lewilvert on 8.9.2011

I only loosely followed this recipe, but everything still turned out delicious!! With these basic ingredients and a food processor, you really can’t go wrong :)

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jomiller on 6.24.2011

I’ve never had basil pesto before so I can’t tell you if this tastes like it should. But I can tell you this much, it’s really, really good! I substituted toasted almonds since I didn’t have pine nuts.

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BakingIsMyTherapy on 10.7.2010

Love this! It’s even delicious without the pine nuts.

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