Fresh Basil Pesto

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Tags: Basil, Farm Fresh, Garlic, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Pesto, Sauce, Vegetarian
Basil pesto is one of our favorite sauces. We add it to pasta, on top of grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, or even as a dip with bread. Making basil pesto is so easy and tastes much better when made fresh.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except the basil in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend on purée.
  • Add the basil leaves. Purée until thick, but smooth (about 1 minute).
  • Serve over fresh pasta and vegetables. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese (optional), sprigs of fresh basil and whole pine nuts.
  • Option: Mix with rice and lightly steamed al denté vegetables and serve cold on a bed of lettuce.

Notes

Can keep refrigerated up to 3 weeks or freeze into ice cube tray for individual servings.