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"For the Love of Gramma K" Pesto Recipe

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This recipe for "For the Love of Gramma K" Pesto, by , is from Kostelyk Family Cookbook: Only Good Stuff!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sherri Nee
Added: Saturday, October 25, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. packed fresh basil
1/3 c. pine nuts (walnuts also work great)
1 large garlic clove, chopped
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
In a food processor, finely chop basil, nuts, garlic and salt.
With the processor running, add the oil in a slow, steady stream through the feed tube until mixture is thoroughly blended.
Transfer to bowl and fold in the cheese.
Use it straight on pasta or remove 1/2 c. hot pasta water to thin it. Toss with pasta.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This makes 1 cup of pesto. Recipe says it makes enough for a pound of pasta. I usually use half of this recipe for one pound of pasta. Then I cover the rest with a bit of oil and freeze it this way.

 

 

 

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