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The BEST way to use up fresh basil from your garden or farm share! Pesto freezes well in plastic baggies or ice cube trays.

Yield: 1 serving
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  • 3 cup(s) fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup(s) extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup(s) pine nuts, toasted
  • 2/3 cup(s) parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 3 whole(s) garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) chili powder or red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. 1. Blend basil with one tablespoon oil in blender or food processor.
  2. 2. Gradually add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
July 2012

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

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