Pesto


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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes

Description

Serve this simple, verdant sauce at room temperature over pasta or spread on toasted bread for a quick and easy appetizer.

Ingredients

4 cups
basil, fresh
3 cloves
garlic
1/3 cup
pine nuts
1/2 cup
cheese, parmesan
1/2 cup
olive oil
   
salt and pepper

Instructions

In a blender or food processor, combine half of the basil with all the other ingredients. Use a low speed and stop often to stir. Blend until smooth, gradually adding the remaining basil.

If using a mortar and pestle, first mash the garlic and salt, then add walnuts and continue mashing. Add basil with a little olive oil and mash until a smooth paste is formed. Continue adding olive oil and mix to incorporate.

Taste and season as needed.

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