Fresh Basil Pesto - Freezer Directions

Total Time
10 mins
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This is how my family makes basil pesto - it is easy to make, store, and eat!

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  1. Put the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and salt in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Drizzle olive oil. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  2. If freezing: line ice cube trays with plastic wrap. Scoop pesto into trays using 1-2 tablespoons of pesto per "cube." Freeze. Put in ziplock after solid. To use: Thaw and add cheese.
  3. If using fresh: Add the cheese and process a few seconds until just incorporated.
  4. Enough pesto for a pound of pasta and recommended it tossed with linguine, capellini or meat or cheese tortellini.