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Homemade Pesto
11/23/2011 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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2 cups loosely packed basil
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Tbl minced garlic or 2 cloves
1/4 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1/3 cup pinenuts or almonds
1/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese

1. In a blender or food processor, puree the basil, oil, garlic.
2. Add salt and pepper along with the pinenuts and cheese.
3. Process briefly until the pestp is smooth.
4. Store in refrigerator for one week or freeze. Makes 1 ½ cups. Try adding different foods and seasonings to pesto, for example; sun dried tomatoes, parsley, hot peppers, chicken and other meats.....the possibilities are endless!