Basil Pesto

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Yield: 1 serving
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  • 4 tablespoon(s) basil fresh leaves only
  • 1/4 cup(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove(s) garlic
  • 1/8 cup(s) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon(s) pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper freshly ground


  1. For pesto, combine the basil, oil, garlic, cheese, pine nuts, salt and pepper, and beat with mortar and pestle. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  2. Alternately, for quick and easy pesto, combine in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.

  3. The consistency of the pesto may be adjusted by adding a small amount of warm water to thin the pesto, or adding a small amount of cheese to thicken.
November 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by MrBagODonuts and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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