Basil Pesto
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  • 2 C basil leaves, stems removed and washed
  • 4 small garlic cloves, diced
  • ½ - 1 C grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ C extra virgin olive oil, plus more for storage and/or taste
  • ½ C pine nuts or walnuts
  1. In a food processor, combine garlic and pine nuts until finely ground (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  2. Mix in parmesan cheese and pulse again until combined, then add basil leaves and olive oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper if needed
  4. Serve immediately or store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container with a small film of olive oil poured on top (it will keep the basil from spoiling)
  5. Makes about 1 - 1½ Cup pesto
Recipe by Creatively Delish at