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Classic Basil Pesto

Photo by stijn
Categories: Italian, Sauces, Spreads, Vegetarian
Portion Size:
1 cup
Photo by stijn
Step 1
1 • Large bunch of basil • leaves only
3 • Garlic cloves • peeled
1 • handful pine nuts (pignoli)
3/4 cup • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
3-4 tbsp • Extra-virgin olive oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the pine nuts evenly on a baking sheet and toast until golden and fragrant, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

Food Processor Method: Combine the pine nuts, basil, and garlic. Pulse until the pine nuts are finely chopped. Then, with processor running, pour the oil in a steady stream through the feed tube and process until smooth. Season with salt and/or pepper if needed.


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