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Make Your Own Basil Pesto

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Basil Pesto is a flavorful sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, toasted pine nuts and a touch of citrus. Use it to enhance your favorite pasta dishes, Bruschetta, or even on Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza! Although the small jars at the store are quite costly, it’s very simple to make at home & tastes best fresh.

You’ll Need:
2 tbs Pine nuts; toasted
2 lg Cloves garlic
2 3/4 c Fresh basil leaves
2 tbs Parmesan cheese
2 ts Lemon juice
3 tbs Extra virgin olive oil

Combine Garlic & Pine nuts in a blender or food processor until minced. Add basil, cheese and lemon juice; mince. Slowly add oil, blending well. Use immediately or Vacuum seal to retain freshness.

A Note about the ingredients: Pine nuts can frequently be found in bags near the produce in major grocery store chains and sometimes in the snack aisle near peanuts. If you’re having a difficult time locating them, you can purchase them online at Amazon.

If you’re looking for a delicious Appetizer, try this amazing pull apart pesto Cheese bread recipe.


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