Basil Pesto

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
3 large garlic cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt


Process fresh basil leaves and remaining ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Store pesto in refrigerator up to 5 days.

Anne Sliter, Montgomery, Alabama,

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April 2004
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