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Ambition hit me, off I went and bought a bunch of Basil and decided, Summer be damned, I’m making a batch of Pesto in November. It’s so easy to prepare with a food processor thatI asked myself what’s taken you this long? The taste of fresh Basil is one-of-a-kind, and so versatile it works with vegetables as well as it works with Pasta.


1 Bunch of fresh Basil (leaves removed)
2 TB of toasted Pine Nuts, Walnuts or Almonds
2 TB of Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 Garlic Clove (or to your taste)
Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
1/2 cup of EVOO (more if required for a thinner sauce)


1. Into the food processor add the Basil leaves & pulse a few times until they’re finely chopped. With a spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl.

2. Add the Garlic, Nuts, Parmesan Cheese, Salt & Pepper & process until very smooth. With the processor running, begin to add the 1/2 cup of EVOO into the tube-like-funnel on the cover of processor. When the Pesto has attained the proper consistency, it’s ready.

3. Transfer to a container, top with a thin layer of EVOO. It will keep in the fridge for a week, in the freezer for 6 months. though I highly doubt it will make it.

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