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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine garlic, salt and pine nuts; cover and process until finely chopped. Add basil and olive oil; puree until smooth. Add cheese and process just until combined. Serve with pasta or grilled meats of vegetables. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Basil Pesto in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2009, p55

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

Easy to make. I put it on pasta for a party & everyone loved it.

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

This is great, it only takes minutes to make and its wonderful on pasta.

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