Classic Pesto

Classic Pesto
Photo by Oxmoor House

Ingredients

  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups basil leaves (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts or pine nuts
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 4 cups basil leaves (about 4 ounces)
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 4 cups basil leaves (about 4 ounces)
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts or pine nuts
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

Drop nuts and garlic through food chute with food processor on; process until minced. Add oil; pulse 3 times. Add basil, cheese, and salt; process until finely minced, scraping sides of bowl once.

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Variations on Classic Pesto

  • Classic Pesto
    • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
    • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • +1 other ingredients
  • Classic Pesto
    • 4 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
    • 2 or 3 peeled garlic cloves
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts
    • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • Salt and pepper


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