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Easy Pesto

Yield Makes 1 1/4 cups
From the kitchen of Georgia Johnson, thecomfortofcooking.com, Austin, TX "This is my go-to summer dish, full of vibrant Mediterranean flavors. Fresh pesto is best." 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Pulse basil leaves, garlic cloves, and pine nuts in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add olive oil; process until smooth. Stir in Parmesan cheese, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.