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Basil Pesto

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A great pesto to serve over pasta, baked potatoes, to use on pizza or a variety of different ways.
Ingredients
  Basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs) (fresh)
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), toasted
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Pecorino romano cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Toast pine nuts on a cookie sheet in a 400° oven for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

MAKING
2. In a food processor, pulse the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and salt and pepper until finely chopped.
3. Gradually add oil to form a smooth and thick consistency.
4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cheese.

SERVING
5. Season pesto with more salt and pepper, if desired and serve with your favorite pasta or pizza.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Grinding
Ingredient: 
Basil
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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