Basic Basil Pesto

Basic Basil Pesto

300x310 ew basic basil pesto recipe - Basic Basil PestoSimplicity reigns in this traditional sauce—just basil, garlic, cheese and olive oil. Our one modification? We like omega-3-laden walnuts in the mix for their crunch and delicate flavor, but pine nuts, almonds, pecans or even pistachios may be substituted for the walnuts.

 

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Basic Basil Pesto
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minures
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minures
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place basil, walnuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano, oil, water, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse a few times, then process until fairly smooth, or to the desired consistency, scraping down the sides occasionally.
Recipe Notes

Tips
Tip: To toast walnuts: Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and lightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes.

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