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Basil Pesto

Prep TimePrep Time: 15 mins
Recipe YieldYield: 1 cup
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Basil pesto is a fragrant and vibrant sauce that captures the essence of fresh basil leaves, combined with the nutty richness of pine nuts and the sharp tang of grated Parmesan, resulting in a harmonious and versatile culinary delight. Its verdant hue and bold flavor make it a beloved companion to pasta, pizzas, and bruschettas, infusing dishes with a burst of herbal freshness. The perfect summer sauce for pizza or pasta!


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 13 cup walnuts or pine nuts
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves
  • 1234 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place basil, Parmesan cheese, and nuts in a food processor.
  2. While the food processor is running and slowly add oil until desired texture is reached.
  3. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.


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