Basil Pesto

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan

Have ready a bowl of ice and cold water. In a saucepan of boiling salted water blanch basil, a handful at a time, 2 seconds, transferring with a slotted spoon to bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain basil in a sieve and pat dry. In a food processor purée basil with remaining ingredients until...

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Variations on Basil Pesto

  • Basil Pesto
    • 2 large garlic cloves
    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
    • +1 other ingredients
  • Basil Pesto
    • 1 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    • 6 garlic cloves
    • 4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • Basil Pesto
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
    • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
    • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    • 3 large garlic cloves
  • Basil Pesto
    • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
    • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/2 cup olive oil


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