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Basil Pignoli Pesto Recipe

August 26, 2013
Author Notes

A simple basil pignoli pesto recipe, I love it on everything. It’s easy to make and versatile. A classic pesto recipe that goes well with so many things. Some of my favorites: a slice of crusty bread, pasta, tarts, fish, drizzled over steam veggies, on a grilled chicken breast, on a panini sandwich, or on a pizza. It’s said that the best way to make it is with a mortar and pestle but I think a food processor makes it faster and easier method when you are running around and if you don’t have one a blender works too. —LolaLobato

  • Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup pignoli, toasted
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a food processor combine pignolis, salt, garlic, and process until it is paste-like.
  2. Add basil, olive oil, and process until smooth.

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