Basic Pesto

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Total Time
20mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
10 mins

I love this basic pesto; Toss with pasta or serve with bread or crackers for an appetizer.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender; blend until nuts are ground. Pesto is best to not be completely smooth; a little texture is good. Add salt to taste.
  2. Adjust amounts to your own taste. You can use other herbs besides basil; cilantro, parsley and mint are good too. Substituted walnuts or almonds in place of the pine nuts, as they can be expensive. Add a dash of salt to taste.
  3. Pesto keeps very well and is delicious the next day and it freezes well, too.