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Basil and Roasted Garlic Pesto

Basil and Roasted Garlic Pesto created by The Spice Guru

Excellent on bruschetta. Is also great on pasta.

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  • 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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"Excellent on bruschetta. Is also great on pasta."
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  1. The Spice Guru
    Basil and Roasted Garlic Pesto Created by The Spice Guru
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  2. The Spice Guru
    This is TO DIE FOR! I used to make pesto every day in a restaurant... and this recipe is waaaaaaaay better! Thanks for your easy, super recipe!
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  3. Paka1931
    I made this using Siam basil which is a milder basil. It came out great and I froze some in ice trays for future or emergency use. Next year I want to try it with Thai basil which should give it a wonderful twist. Thanks for a great easy recipe.
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  4. karen
    This is the BEST Pesto recipe. My girls love it! It is a good use of my deef fence (the deer around here won't cross or eat the basil so I plant it all around my garden) but after finding this recipe I'd plant loads of basil just for this!
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  5. Heather U.
    Oh so good-- just right pesto! Because the garlic is roasted, its presence is much more muted than it would be raw. I tossed potatoes in this and threw them on the grill with some sliced peppers and onions-- tasty. I expect that this pesto, like any other, can be frozen easily in ice cube trays. Once frozen, you can transfer the pesto cubes to a freezer bag for safekeeping. Thanks for posting this!
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