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How to Make Pesto

Pesto is great on pasta, pizza, fish, or even spread on bread. Prepare this recipe and enjoy it over your favorite dish.


  • Step 1: Combine pine nuts, walnuts, and garlic Combine the pine nuts, walnuts, and garlic in the food processor and pulse until they're coarsely chopped.
  • TIP: You can use a blender if you don't have a food processor.
  • Step 2: Add basil, pepper, salt Add the basil leaves, pepper, and salt. Pulse a few more times.
  • Step 3: Add olive oil Add the olive oil in a constant stream to the food processor while it is running. If using a blender, add the oil a little at a time, pulsing the ingredients as you go.
  • Step 4: Add cheese Add the cheese and pulse for 1 more minute.
  • Step 5: Serve Serve with your favorite dish, and store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
  • FACT: Pine nuts were an important staple for the Native American Shoshone tribe before the arrival of outsiders.

You Will Need

  • 1/4 c. pine nuts
  • 1/4 c. walnuts
  • 3 tbsp. garlic
  • chopped
  • 5 c. fresh basil leaves
  • packed
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Food processor or blender

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