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Fresh Pesto







Traditional Fresh Pesto

All you need:

  • 2 c. fresh basil leaves, packed
  • ½ . fresh grated parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c. pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 medium-sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. 

All you do:

  1. Place the nuts in a food processor and pulse a few times.  Add basil and pulse again.  Add the garlic, pulse a few more times. 
  2. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serving suggestions for pesto:

  • Serve on pasta
  • On baked potatoes or even tossed with baby potatoes and baked.
  • To make yummy brushetta or crostini
  • A great substitution for sauce on pizza
  • Use on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise
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