The Best Pesto Ever

    The Best Pesto Ever

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    10min


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    About this recipe: This is the most authentic homemade pesto recipe I have ever had! The perfect combination of ingredients that result in the perfect pesto! Store pesto in the fridge for 1 month, or in the freezer for 4-6 months.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 1/4 cup (35g) walnuts
    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon softened butter
    • 3/4 cup firmly packed Italian basil leaves
    • 1/4 cup firmly packed parsley leaves
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup (20g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup (20g) freshly grated Romano cheese

    Directions
    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Place walnuts, pine nuts, salt, pepper, garlic, butter, basil, and parsley in to a blender or food processor. Turn the blender on, and add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Continue processing until a soft paste has formed. Fold in Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Store in the refrigerator covered by .5cm of olive oil to prevent the surface from turning brown.

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