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    Fresh Basil Pesto

    Fresh Basil Pesto. Photo by Charlotte J

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    Maureenie's Note:

    This recipe is good any time of year. It can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks or frozen.

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    1. 1
      Combine basil and garlic in food processor and blend into a fine paste.
    2. 2
      Add pine nuts and cheese. Process until smooth.
    3. 3
      With machine running, pour olive oil into feed tube in slow, steady stream and mix until smooth and creamy.
    4. 4
      Transfer pesto into container. Cover surface of pesto with olive oil.
    5. 5
      Seal with a tight fitting lid.
    6. 6
      Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze.
    7. 7
      Stir oil into pesto before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 01, 2011


      I LOVE this pesto! I made it last night for my husband and a dinner guest (served over angel hair pasta); it was FANTASTIC! I had never made pesto before and was a little nervous to serve it to guests without doing a trial run first, but this was so easy. The three of us absolutely loved it! We're using the leftover pesto to make this tonight: and we can't wait. Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an amazing recipe! I will make this again...and again, and again, and again.

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    • on February 02, 2011


      What is not to like? I just had to double the garlic, which was the only change I made. It was made back on Jan 14th but wanted to freeze it to see how that would work. So almost 3 weeks later, I'd like to report it thawed nicely and tasted wonderful! The next time I make this I will use less oil. I'll be sure to make this one again. Made for January Special - Bargain Basement Tag Game

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Basil Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (47 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 260.1
    Calories from Fat 238
    Total Fat 26.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 8.2 mg
    Sodium 144.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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