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Basil Parsley Pesto Recipe

--Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil or cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor; cover and puree until smooth. Toss with hot cooked pasta or vegetables, spread on French bread or use in any recipe calling for pesto. Can be refrigerated for several weeks or frozen in a tightly covered container. Yield: 3/4 cup.

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MY REVIEW User ID: 4651393 36955
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"Mixed this in with some cheese tortellini and diced tomato. Sooo delicious!"

Susan Rightnour User ID: 1451441 113112
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"My family loves this. I've omitted the salt -- the parm cheese has enough. In addition to the above suggestions, it is a wonderful base for pizza instead of pizza sauce."

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