Pesto

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
about 1 cup
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 bunch fresh basil (about 3 cups of leaves)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  • Add the basil, Parmesan, pine nuts and garlic to a food processor. Pulse a few times to break up the garlic and nuts. Add 1/4 cup of the olive oil and pulse a few more times. Scrape down the sides as needed. With the motor running, stream in the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and the lemon juice until a thick paste forms. Add salt and pepper to taste and pulse a few more times to combine.

  • Remove and store in an airtight container for up to 2 days (with a thin layer of olive oil over the top so that it does not turn brown).


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    Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond