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Fresh Basil Pesto

This is a easy, delicious and versatile thing that you will enjoy
Cuisine: Italian


  • 4 Cups basil leaves (Medium Packed)
  • 5 Garlic Gloves
  • 2/3 Cups Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Parmisiano Reggiano Cheese (Can sub any grated parmesan cheese)
  • 3/4 Cup olive oil (More if needed)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Put basil, garlic, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender and mix. Scrape the sides, add walnuts and cheese and blend some more. Add some oil while machine is running (about 1/2). Taste. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Add more oil while machine is running until you get the right consistency. It should be about a medium paste and not too runny.
  • If freezing, combine all ingredients except for nuts and cheese. Add nuts and cheese after thawing.