February 24, 2015
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  • Serves a generous cup of pesto
Author Notes

I make pesto when basil is abundant during the summer months here in California and freeze whatever is leftover. —Sunnycovechef

What You'll Need
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 4 cups basil leaves
  • ½ cups pine nuts, roast them if you want a nuttier flavor
  • ½ - 3/4 cups cup of good olive oil
  • ½ cups freshly grated Paresean cheese
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated pepper
  1. Chop the garlic in the food processor until finely minced.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until you reach the consistency you like . I like my pesto chunky.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and add more oil to make it smoother. put in a covered container and use within 3 days or freeze.

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