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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Simple Basil Pesto
Celebrate Fresh Herb & Spice Day by making up some simple Basil Pesto !!!
2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed (can sub half the basil leaves with baby spinach)
1/2 cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts (can sub chopped walnuts)
3 garlic cloves, minced (about 3 teaspoons)
1/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
1 Pulse basil and pine nuts in a food processor:
2: Add the garlic and cheese:
3 Stream in the olive oil while food processor is going.
4 Stir in salt and freshly ground black pepper, add more to taste
Uses : spread on crackers or toasted bread -on baked potatoes or pasta.
June 10, 2018
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