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Fresh Pesto Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jenny Collins
Added: Saturday, July 11, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 c. chopped walnuts or pine nuts
1/4 c. olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. freshly grated Romano cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Process first 6 ingredients in a food processor or blender 2 minutes or until smooth, stopping twice to scrape down sides. Stir in cheeses. Toss desired amount of pesto with hot cooked pasta or spoon 2 T. pesto into six sections of an ice cube tray; cover and freeze up to 3 months.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2/3 cup

 

 

 

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