Basil Pesto

basil pesto
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  • 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.

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