Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

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Renee Griffith


I grow alot of basil in my garden and I had too much, so I decided to make some pesto. I didn't want it to go to waste! I like to put it over Angel Hair pasta because it is a nice, light sauce.I always thought you should never put a heavy sauce over small pasta. My family loves it!


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30 Min


  • 2 c
    tightly packed basil
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2
    garlic cloves
  • 1 pinch
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan reggiano cheese- grated
  • 1/3 c
    pecorino cheese - grated
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter at room temperature

How to Make Fresh Basil Pesto


  1. Just mix it all together in a blender or food processor and Viola! You have the best tasting Pesto sauce for your Pasta!

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About Fresh Basil Pesto

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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