My Favorite Pesto Recipe

Recipe by E.A.4957
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 2 cups basil leaves, garlic and 1/3 of the pine nuts in a blender or food processor and puree to desired smoothness.
  • Add 1/2 cup Parmesan and the Romano cheese and blend briefly.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup olive oil and mix well.
  • Set aside.
  • Cook pasta in 4 quarts of water until very al dente.
  • Drain and toss in a large bowl with the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Cool to room temperature, occasionally stiring the pasta to coat thoroughly.
  • Mix reserved pesto with pasta.
  • Garnish with the remaining nuts and fresh basil leaves and put the additional cheese in a serving bowl to put on top of pasta if desired.
  • Serve at room temperature.
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