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Basil/Pine-nut Pesto Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindy Davenport

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups fresh basil leaves (from about 3 large bunches)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
1/4 freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 freshly grated pecorino Sardo
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Directions:
Directions:
Combine first 4 ingredients in blender. Blend until paste forms, stopping often to push down basil. Add both cheeses and salt; blend until smooth. Transfer to small bowl. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Top with 1/2 inch olive oil and chill)

 

 

 

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