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  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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2 cups fresh basil

1 cup fresh Italian parsley

1/2 cup Parmesan or romano cheese, grated

1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Puree until the mixture forms a smooth, thick paste.
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Rustica Pizza:

  1. Suggested Toppings for sauceless pizza: Olive oil Italian herb spice blend Sliced yellow tomatoes Fresh rosemary and parsley Smoked salmon and sh