pesto

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By Diane Audette
from Naugatuck, CT

Home made pesto is so much better than the prepared kind, though there are some good brands. Someone gave me quite a bit of fresh basil from their garden, and so I made this pesto sauce for dinner. It's easy to make and delicious!

serves 8-10
prep time 30 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For pesto

  • 8 c
    loosely packed, fresh basil leaves
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c
    extra virgin oilive oil
  • 4 oz
    pine nuts
  • 6 clove
    fresh garlic
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How To Make pesto

  • 1
    Combine half of the basil, cheese, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor. Process until thoroughly chopped and blended.
  • 2
    Add half of the oil and blend until mixture becomes a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to blend until completely mixed and it resembles a fairly smooth paste.
  • 3
    Use 1-2 Tbsp per plate of hot cooked pasta. Season to taste. Enjoy! Makes a little over a cup of pesto sauce.
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