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Recipe: Basil Pesto

This recipe for Basil Pesto is a basic one. I use pine nuts… I know some people use walnuts… but I prefer pine nuts…. you can substitute walnuts if you want. Basil pesto freezes well if you leave out the Parmesan cheese …. just add the cheese when you use it.

This recipe is so simple… you won’t want to buy it ever again…. the fragrance of the fresh basil can’t be beat…. it is absolutely wonderful. There are so many ways to use pesto…. on pasta, chicken, seafood, fresh tomatoes and mozzarella… the list goes on and on….



Recipe: Basil Pesto

All you need:

3 cups fresh basil leaves
½ cup pine nuts
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup olive oil
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

All you need to do:

Place basil leaves, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor.

Pulse until well chopped and incorporated.

Slowly pour olive oil into the processor while it is running.

Pour the mixture in a bowl and add the Parmesan cheese. Mix well.

Add salt and pepper to taste.


Buffie August 21, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

I love pesto. Thanks for the recipe.

Judy August 21, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

Homemade pesto is so very good. I made mine with toasted pecans and pecorino romano cheese. It froze beautifully and I'm well stocked for the winter.


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