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Basil Pesto

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add basil, garlic, Parmesan, nuts in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly stream in olive oil. Continue to blend until blended. Season with salt and pepper.

Notes

If tossing with hot pasta thin pesto with a few tablespoons of pasta water.