I was lucky enough the other day to have been given a fresh live basil plant. I knew just what I was going to do with it...make some pesto. I have never made it before and have only bought it from the store a few times. This was so simple and easy to make, I have already came up with an idea of how to use it also, but that will be another posting.
2 C. - Fresh Basil Leaves
3 Tbs. - Minced Garlic
1/4 C. - Pine Nuts
2/3 C. - EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1/2 C. - Grated Parmesan Cheese
Place into a food processor the basil, garlic and pine nuts. Pulse just until it is in a coarse chop. Pour through the feed tube the evoo and blend for a few seconds. Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse well to combine. Store in the fridge for about 3-4 weeks.
Makes 1 Cup.
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