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Does anything taste quite as fresh as a good pesto? We think not. For a more vibrant and authentic flavor, feel free to use a mortar and pestle instead of a food processor. This basil pesto recipe is as versatile as it is delicious: toss it with pasta, stir it into rice or grits, or even use it as a dipping sauce.  

Recipe by Southern Living June 2011

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes 2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

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