Basic Pesto

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min

Yield:
About 1 cup
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Greek oregano leaves
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Serving suggestion: fresh pasta
Directions

Combine the basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, parsley, oregano and garlic in a food processor or blender and process until finely ground. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil. Let stand for 5 minutes before using. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serve with fresh pasta.

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