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Basil Pesto



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    Basil pesto

    • 2 cups fresh basil leaves - packed
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

    Wash and spin dry basil leaves. Set aside. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal chopping blade place the garlic cloves, lemon juice and walnuts and puree into a smooth paste. Next pack in the basil and pour in the olive oil and puree until smooth. Makes one pint.