Recipe courtesy of Lavender Fields Farm

Basic Pesto

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: About 1 cup
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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


  1. 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.