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Homemade Pesto Sauce
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Recipe type: Sauces
Serves: ⅔ cup
  • 1½ cup packed basil
  • ⅓ cup parmesan
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • ⅓ cup grated parmesan
  • ⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, roasted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread nuts evenly on a rimmed baking sheet along with garlic gloves; toast in oven until golden about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine basil, grated parmesan, lemon juice, salt, pepper, roasted pine nuts and garlic cloves in a blender and with the motor running drizzle in olive oil. Blend until sauce is smooth.
  3. Store and refrigerate pesto sauce in an airtight container.


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