Under 30 Minutes

Basil Pesto

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  • Yield: Makes 3/4 cup
Basil Pesto


  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 3 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Pulse garlic, nuts, basil, oil, and cheese in a food processor until finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Freeze in ice-cube trays, or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


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