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Basil Pesto

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Serves 1 - 1 Batch

Simple, Healthy and Delicious.

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Ingredients

  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground back pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

Method

    1. Put the basil, garlic, salt and 2 or 3 grinds of pepper in a food processor and process until the basil and garlic are finely chopped, about 15 seconds.
    2. With the machine runing, pour 1/4 cup of the olive oil down the feed tube in a slow, steady stream.
    3. Turn off the processor and add the Parmigiano.
    4. Process until the cheese is incorporated, about 20 seconds.
    5. With the machine running, slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup oil.
    6. Add the nuts and pulse until they're coarsely chopped.

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newmanor1
10th Dec, 2011
What a shame, no listing of Basil quantity !!!!
alydee
22nd Oct, 2011
.....mmmm this is a great recipe ! only problem is there isnt a listing for Basil in the ingredients list !!!! so how much does one use?? durrrrr Loriel how much did you use?
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