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Basil Pesto

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This homemade basil pesto recipe is perfect for any recipe you want to use it for. It's made without nuts, and can be freezed or stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. The sauce is tasty and flavorful and so easy to make!The reason I love basil pesto so much is because it’s simple to make, cost efficient, smells delicious and oh, did I mention delicious?! This is one of my go-to recipes when I’m in a pinch. This is the reason I buy fresh basil plants at Trader Joe’s during the summer months! It works perfectly hot or cold and can easily be frozen to save. Pesto is simply the BEST!

This homemade basil pesto recipe is perfect for any recipe you want to use it for. It's made without nuts, and can be freezed or stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. The sauce is tasty and flavorful and so easy to make!
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My boyfriend and I had a disagreement on if pine nuts were really that important in the pesto. I have never personally put pine nuts in my pesto. Even though I know it’s traditionally in the recipe, Iย neverย have pine nuts on hand and don’t miss the taste! What do you think?

This homemade basil pesto recipe is perfect for any recipe you want to use it for. It's made without nuts, and can be freezed or stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. The sauce is tasty and flavorful and so easy to make!This homemade basil pesto recipe is perfect for any recipe you want to use it for. It's made without nuts, and can be freezed or stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. The sauce is tasty and flavorful and so easy to make!

Basil Pesto
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1½ tablespoons of lemon juice
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, OPTIONAL! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, add your basil leaves, minced garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  2. Pulse the ingredients until they are chopped up to almost smooth.
  3. At this point, with the processor running, drizzle in the oil until you reach the consistently you desire. If you want a thick pesto = less oil. Thinner/runner pesto = more oil.
  4. Remove the blade carefully from the processor, stir your pesto with a spoon.
  5. Now the choice is yours on where to use this, cold or hot, this pesto is simply the best! ENJOY!

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alexis porter

Iโ€™m a cuban and puerto rican, living in Seattle, Washington with my husband and pup. I absolutely love working with fellow solopreneurs and online business owners who want their websites to stand out and shine online. โœจ

  1. Winnie says:

    I'm a pesto-freak, and l simply eat it with a teaspoon. I just loooooooooove it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for the party Alexis ๐Ÿ™‚

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