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Farmers Market day today so I bought fresh basil and made this great recipe for Pesto.. For about $2.50 worth of ingredients and a wee bit of effort I have about $10,00 worth of Pesto. After making it I placed about a tbsp of pesto in ice cube trays ( got 14) and froze them. Then removed them from the trays and placed them in a freezer bag so I can enoy this great recipe during the Winter too Thanks RitaL

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Bergy September 05, 2003

Lovely stuff. I used half parm, half romano and added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. I also used roasted sunflower seeds-I'm allergic to pine nuts & went heavy on the extra virgin olive oil as we like pesto on the creamy side. We will inhale this tonight with dinner-thanks for posting!

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Dib's July 19, 2012

I had bushels of fresh basil left in my garden and needed to use it al before the first frost, so I made giant batches of this pesto for my freezer. Outstanding recipe. It has the perfect ratio of cheese, nuts and basil. I toasted my nuts and freshly grated some Pargiano Reggiano for that maximum flavor punch and added a little kosher salt and pepper to round it out. YUMMY!

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LizP November 22, 2009

This was so quick and simple to make. For me, it was such a wonderful way to use up the extra basil that I had purchased for other recipes. I probably should just start growing my own so I can make more of this amazing pesto! By the way, I followed some reviewers' ideas about freezing the pesto in an ice cube tray. Brilliant and completely came in handy for me! :) I featured this pesto recipe on my blog - http://danasfoodblog.com/?p=1568. Thanks!!

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DanaPNY August 16, 2013

This was awesome.... thank you :)

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DreamerLex June 10, 2013

Very good! Made this yesterday and used for Chicken Pesto Penne. I usually freeze pesto in cubes, but may just use the remainder up in the next day. It's so fresh tasting! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama August 02, 2012

When a co-worker brought big bouquets of home-grown basil, I went looking for a pesto recipe -- and found a complete winner in this one. Simple, straightforward and perfect! We served it over various kinds of pasta with Italian sausages. Wonderful!

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Lavender Lynn September 11, 2011

Is there anything better than this stuff???

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rosslare April 16, 2011

Yummy! Usually just wing the pesto recipe, but tried this one today. It was very tasty.

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5 Mule Team August 29, 2010

Yum!! I have tons and tons of basil growing in the garden and wanted to make pesto. It was an easy choice which pesto recipe to use Rita always has the yummiest and healthiest recipes. Thank you so much!! We will definitely do this again.

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Teddy's Mommy August 15, 2010
Pesto