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Basil Pesto Paste Recipe

Written by Aroma Pacific

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Posted on May 15 2020

Ingredients 

2 cups fresh Basil leaves

2 cloves galic

1/4 cup Pine nuts / Almonds / Walnuts ( Roasted) 

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt

Black Pepper ( Ground ) 

1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (Fresh)

Directions 

Combine the basil, garlic, and roasted almonds(usually pine nuts are used)  in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.

If freezing, transfer to an airtight container and drizzle remaining oil over the top. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and stir in cheese.

Basil Pesto Paste

 

 

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