Basil and Roasted Garlic Pesto

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 1/4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut top 1/3 off of garlic head; peel away paper skin to thin layer or 2 surrounding the cloves.
  • Place in small ovenproof dish; drizzle top with 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  • Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 70 minutes; allow to cool.
  • Squeeze garlic out of the paper skin into a small bowl; set aside.
  • Place half the basil in a blender; add 1/2 the extra virgin olive oil, garlic, parsley, pine nuts, salt, pepper, and the remaining basil, the other half of the oil, and pulse until blended.
  • Remove mixture to a bowl; add the parmesan and juice from lemon wedge and mix well.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
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