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purple pesto

Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Trying to use up my pretty purple basil before it gets too cold!

yield 1 1/2 cups
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For purple pesto

  • 2 c
    dark opal or purple ruffles basil leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 4 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 c
    chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    pine nuts
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed dried red peppers/chiles, optional
  • 1-2 tsp
    minced rosemary, optional

How To Make purple pesto

  • 1
    In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and parmesan. Slowly add the oil; add the rosemary and chiles. Blend to desired consistency. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.