Pesto is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make use of summer’s prolific herbs, and at the same time create a flavorful uncooked condiment. The classic pesto, which originated in Genoa, Italy, is made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan or Pecorino cheese, and olive oil. The ingredients can either be crushed with a mortar and pestle or finely chopped in a food processor. 

Robby Melvin
This Story Originally Appeared On southernliving.com

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes 3/4 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Process Parmesan cheese, basil leaves, parsley, chives, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor until well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Use immediately, or cover and chill up to 1 day.

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