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Classic Basil Pesto

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4
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Put the jar down! Blend a few fresh herbs for a tasty take on pesto. MORE+ LESS-

Elizabeth Dehn
June 25, 2012

Ingredients

1/4
cup olive oil
2
cloves garlic
1/3
cup pine nuts
1
cup fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup fresh Italian parsley
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel

Steps

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    In food processor, process oil, garlic and pine nuts until pureed. While processor is running, add basil and parsley a little at a time. Add cheese and lemon peel; process until smooth but slightly textured.

Expert Tips

Freezing leftover pesto in ice cube trays provides perfect portions for a fast weeknight pasta dish.

Use whatever nuts you have on hand! Walnuts and almonds complement the other ingredients beautifully and add new dimension.

Nutrition Information

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