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Basic Basil Pesto


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  • •Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • •1 garlic clove, peeled
  • •1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • •3 cups packed fresh basil leaves (2 1/4 ounces)
  • •1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • •1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan


Servings 1
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 10mins


Step 1

On a cutting board, sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt over garlic and roughly chop. Using a flat side of the knife blade, crush mixture into a thick paste. Add to a food processor with pine nuts, basil, and 1 tablespoon oil. Pulse until ingredients are finely chopped. With machine running, add remaining oil in a slow, steady stream. Add Parmesan and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper

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