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Basil Pesto

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The Natural Princess whips up one of the easiest sauces around.
Ingredients
  Fresh basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Extra virgin olive oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (as required)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pot boil some water with salt in it to cook the pasta. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.

MAKING
2. Into the food processor add the fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, salt, pepper and garlic. Pulverize the ingredients in the food processor and continue the process by streaming in the olive oil till you get the desired consistency.
3. Once done, using a spatula scrape the mixture out into a bowl.
4. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese into the pulverized ingredients and mix well.

SERVING
5. Serve the basil pesto mixed with cooked pasta.

NOTE
Though pesto is a sauce typically served with pasta it may be served with certain chicken or meat dishes as well.

Things You Will Need
1. Food processor

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Basil
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
In a mood of having something healthy, then Blended Basil Pesto is the perfect dish for you. This dish is made from raw basil which is very healthy. Chef Alicia does a fabulous job in explaining step by step on how to make this yummy dish.

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