Tried-and-True Basil Pesto

Tried-and-True Basil Pesto
Tried-and-True Basil Pesto

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup pine nuts

  • 1/4

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3-4

    cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1/2

    tsp. grated lemon zest, optional

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt, optional

  • 1/8

    tsp. ground black pepper, optional

  • 4

    packed cups fresh basil leaves

  • 2/3

    cup olive oil

Directions

Blend pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper (if using) in food processor until finely chopped. Add basil, and blend 1 minute, or until finely chopped, scraping down sides of bowl once or twice. With motor running, add oil in steady stream, and process until smooth.

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