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Basil Pesto Recipe

Basil Pesto Recipe

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


  • 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


  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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