Pesto

basil pesto

Pesto

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 3-4

    cups basil leaves

  • 1

    tsp lemon juice

  • ¼

    cup pine nuts

  • 1

    cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4-5

    cloves garlic

  • 1-2

    cups parmesan cheese

Directions

roast pine nuts in small amt olive oil in skillet till toasty brown, set in freezer to cool place in blender: 1 cup olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper. Add 3-4 cups basil leaves and 4-5 cloves of garlic. Blend on high 2-3 min. Then add cool pine nuts and pulse 2-3 x's. Combine in bowl with 1-2 cups parmesan cheese, stir. Enjoy! (Note: leftovers can be placed in a zip-lock bag an frozen to use in soups, etc.)


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