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Pesto It’s Not Just For Pasta

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Pesto is not just for Pasta

Pesto is so universal and can be used on so many things. It is fantastic as a spread on sandwiches – not just on pasta!


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Can use on so many things!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, easy, fresh pasta, pesto, topping
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 120kcal


  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic about 8 cloves
  • 5 cups fresh basil leaves packed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup good olive oil


  • Place the nuts and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process for 30 seconds. Add everything except oil and cheese. While the processor is running, slowly add olive oil through feed tube and process until pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add cheese and puree just until incorporated (less than 1 min)


Store in refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top.


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