Basil Pesto

Makes about 1 c

2 c fresh basil leaves
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp pine nuts or
English walnuts
1/2 c olive oil
Salt, to taste
1/2 c freshly grated
Parmesan cheese
1. Place basil, garlic, nuts, oil and salt in
food processor or large mortar and pestle.
Puree till smooth.
2. Stir in Parmesan. Use to flavor soups,
sandwiches. Add a little water, and stir into
hot cooked pasta.

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