Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe


2 cups fresh basil
3 large cloves garlic
1/2 cup pine nuts
3/4 cup grating cheese
2/3 cup olive oil

With processor combine basil and garlic, blending to fine paste. Add nuts and cheese and process until smooth. With machine running, pour olive oil through feed tube in slow, steady stream and mix until smooth and creamy. If pesto is too thick gradually pour up to 1/4 cup warm water through feed tube with machine running. Transfer pesto to jar. To store: cover surface with film of olive oil approximately 1/8 inch thick. I freeze mine in jelly jars for enjoying all winter long!

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