Basil Pesto

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Preparation Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time:  5 minutes
Course: lunch/snacks


Other Info

servings: 6-10

Ingredients

U.S.

Ingredients

European

2 c

Basil (fresh)

120 g

1 c

Parsley (fresh)

60 g

4

Garlic cloves

4

½ c

Hard cheese (Parmesan or Romano – grated)

115 g

½ c

Walnuts (chopped)

30 g

¼ tsp

Salt

¼ tsp

To taste

Pepper

To taste

⅛ tsp

Red pepper flakes (optional)

⅛ tsp

½ c

Olive oil

125 ml

1 Tbs

Lemon juice

1 Tbs

2 Tbs

Water (optional)

2 Tbs


Directions

1.  Wash, and chop the fresh basil and parsley very fine. Finely mince the garlic cloves. Blend in a medium bowl.

2.  Grate hard cheese and chop walnuts. Add them to the bowl.

3.  Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Add olive oil, lemon juice and water if needed. Blend until it forms a smooth, thick paste.

                                      

Notes:  Pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or more, or frozen for future use. Pesto goes well with chicken and pasta dishes. It is also a tasty sandwich spread.

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