Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil Pesto
Photo by Dan Goldberg

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 4 large or 6 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup shredded romano cheese
  • ½ cup basil leaves

Put basil in a mortar with garlic, romano cheese, pine nuts, parsley, and salt. Pound until smooth, then add olive oil and mix until smooth. Or, whirl all ingredients in a blender. Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

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Variations on Classic Basil Pesto

  • Classic Basil Pesto
    • 3-3/4 oz. (5 cups packed) fresh basil leaves
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 large clove garlic, peeled
    • +2 other ingredients
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    • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped walnuts
    • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
    • 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
    • +4 other ingredients


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