Recipe by Peggy
"A fresh-tasting pesto that can easily be used alone on pasta, crostini, pizza; or add some to your favorite spaghetti sauce for a delicious special flavor! Use pine nuts, walnuts, or a combination of both."
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packed fresh basil leaves
garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
1 1/2 cups
shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
fresh lemon juice
extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Yum! This was my first time making homemade pesto. I have basil growing like crazy right now. I did use walnuts (toasted) and more garlic. Fabulous flavor and easy, quick meal to put together over pasta.
This is a classic pesto that's wonderful for so many recipes. At the end of the summer I make a big batch without pine nuts and freeze in ice cube trays. When frozen I pop the cubes out and store in freezer bags to add to soups, sauces, and pasta. JUST A SIDE NOTE OF INTEREST...YOU CAN TAKE CUTTINGS OFF YOUR BASIL PLANTS AND PUT IN A GLASS OF WATER. THEY ROOT VERY QUICKLY. Enjoy!!!
Good and simple recipe. I like mine with a little more olive oil, so either I didn't put the right amount in, or it needs a little extra. Fortunately, that is a pretty easy thing to do at the end.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 322
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