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Traditional Pesto

Denise Dill
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian


  • 2 cups basil, cilantro, or parsley
  • 1/2 cupĀ  toasted pine nuts, cooled
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup olive oil, (depending on how creamy you want it), pinch of salt (optional)


  • Put the five ingredients into a food processor and pulse to blend. Slowly add oil through feed tube until it makes a nice paste.
Keyword Pesto, Pesto Out Of Almost
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