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Monday, February 15, 2016

Basil Pesto

Basil pesto is an Italian dish and used in pastas or served with crusty bread.
The fresh ingredients bring a lot of flavors and the blend of ingredients is healthy too.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
Blend Time: 5 minutes 
Makes : 1 cup of pesto.


Fresh Basil leaves: 2 cups
Grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese : 1/2 cup
Pine nuts : 1/3 cup 
Olive oil: 1/2 cup 
Garlic: 3 cloves minced
Ground black pepper: 1 teaspoon 
Salt to taste 


Add basil leaves and pine nuts in a food processor and use the pulse option to smoothen them, add garlic and cheese and pulse 5-6 times so everything mixes. Scrape the sides and oil, salt and pepper. Pulse 5-6 times until you see a corse paste.
Pesto is ready to use in pasta or as a side. 
Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

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