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Basil Pesto

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Serves 1 - 1 Batch

Simple, Healthy and Delicious.

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  • 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


    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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10th Dec, 2011
What a shame, no listing of Basil quantity !!!!
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?
23rd Jul, 2020
Im just wondering how this recipe is getting 5 stars when the amount of Basil isnt even in the list of ingredients?
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