Basil Pesto

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Preparation info

  • Makes About

    5 cups

    Pesto
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Weeknight Cook

The Weeknight Cook

By Brigit Binns

Published 2012

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Ingredients

  • Fresh basil, 4 cups (4 oz/125 g) tightly packed leaves

Method

In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, oil, pine nuts, 1 teaspoon salt, and several grindings of pepper. Process until a coarse paste forms, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cheese and butter.