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Basic Basil Pesto
From CSA Farmers Market
<p>This is a very basic recipe which can be adapted to suit your taste or the occasion.</p>Source: a multitude of cookbooks and websites. (Entered by Pat Whetham)
Serves: variable. depends on the use
2 cups Basil leaves, washed & dried, packed in cups
3 cloves Garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Step by Step Instructions
- Put all ingredients in bowl of a food processor and process until it is as smooth as you like. Store in the fridge for a few days (darkening of the top surface is normal and can be prevented by covering with a layer of olive oil to seal out air), or freeze in ice cube trays or appropriate size containers. Enjoy on pasta, pizza, or as a seasoning for tomato based dishes.
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