Will you please send me a recipe for pesto?



There are many recipes for pesto at:   http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=slv1-adbe&p=Pesto+recipe

The following is one example.   I don't know in what context you want to use it, so the website would be of great help to you.
Nedra Christensen

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe
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2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Special equipment needed: A food processor (Check Amazon.com's sale on Cuisinart food processors.)
1 Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

2 Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Makes 1 cup.

Serve with pasta, or over baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.

Posted on 15 Aug 2008

Nedra Christensen
Utah State University Extension Dietician

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