Basic Basil Pesto
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Serves: 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup (45 g) fresh basil leaves (packed)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup (35 g) pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. In a food processor, finely chop basil, garlic, and nuts together. Slowly add oil. Gradually add cheese until blended. Toss mixture into hot pasta and serve immediately.
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Recipe Notes:

We sometimes leave out the pine nuts and sprinkle them fresh on top of the pasta.
Recipe by Andrea Meyers at