Garlic & Basil Pesto

Who doesn’t love a good Pesto?
This particular recipe is one of my favorites because it is quick and easy!

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Ingredients :

  • 2 1/2 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Minced Garlic (I am a garlic lover, so you could go light on this if you choose)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 
  • 1/4 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup EVOO (Extra-Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper (If you’d like to add more, please do so)

Preparation :

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor except for the EVOO, Salt & Pepper. (I decided to cut up my Basil a bit before I did this, but you do not have to do so.)
  2. While the food processor is on, add the EVOO until your pesto starts to form a bit of a paste.
  3. Add Salt and Pepper to your liking. 
  4. Remove the pesto and enjoy!

**Since I like to freeze my pesto so I can use it whenever, I decided to get an ice cube tray and put the pesto in it. First, I rubbed each ‘ice cube’ section with EVOO, and then placed the pesto in each individual ‘ice cube’ section. Then I covered the whole ice cube tray in plastic wrap.

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I’d love to hear what your favorite Pesto recipe is–

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