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Classic Pesto

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Classic Pesto is just that, a classic. It’s hard to mess with because it’s great just as it is. Simple everyday ingredients that become a vibrant, garlicky and herbaceous sauce with just a few pulses in the food processor.

15MIN

Total Cooking Time

8

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
4
Serves 4
2 1/2 cups
Fresh Basil Leaves , lightly packed
2/3 cup
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp
Freshly Grated Romano Cheese
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Pine Nuts
2 cloves
1/2 tsp
1 splash
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
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Author's Notes

Romano is a little stronger and saltier than parmesan and a nice addition, however you can use all parmesan if desired. You can also use a blender or mortar and pestle instead of a food processor. Makes 1 cup.

Directions

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Step 1
Add Fresh Basil Leaves (2 1/2 cups) , Parmesan Cheese (2/3 cup) , Romano Cheese (2 Tbsp) , Olive Oil (1/2 cup) , Pine Nuts (1/4 cup) , Garlic (2 cloves) , Salt (1/2 tsp) , and Lemon Juice (1 splash) to a food processor and puree until blended but still has some texture, about 20 to 30 seconds.
Step 2
Serve and enjoy or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 month.

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