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My Simple Pesto

What you need:

1/3 cup of pine nuts (delicious of toasted, but not necessary to the sauce)

2 pinches of salt (give or take, depending on your preference)

¾ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olive Oil is the entire background to the pesto. The higher the quality of Olive Oil, the higher the quality of the sauce.)

½ cup of finely minced garlic. (Freshly minced garlic is the best, but I won’t hold it against you if you’d rather buy yours pre-chopped. Don’t tell anyone, but I do it too.)

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese.

¼ cup feta cheese (Feta can be crumbled into almost ANY dish! It’s delicious and many people will be impressed you can make a dish that involves a foreign cheese!)

4 cups of basil leaves (wash them and dry them on a paper towel beforehand)



Add basil, salt, pine nuts, olive oil, and garlic to blender and blend on high.

Remove from blender and add cheeses.

Now serve on your favorite pesto-accepting dish!


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10/18/2015 12:02am
The rocket and aomlnd pesto is on high rotation at our house during summer. Also red capsicum pesto it's delicious as a pasta sauce with a little barbecued chicken tossed through the pasta.
11/25/2015 8:03pm
Yum yum yum. I had my first homemade pesto of smuemr a bit late just the other week and remembered how much I love it. Think I'll have to give this version a try!

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