Classic Basil Pesto Sauce

Ingredients

2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons freshly grated Romano cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1/2 cup high quality olive oil

Preparation

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Combine basil, garlic, cheeses, and nuts in food processor or blender. Process to mix. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Process to desired consistency. Let stand 5 minutes. Thin pesto with a few tablespoons cream or hot pasta cooking water before tossing with hot pasta (fettuccine or linguine).

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Yield:

1.0 servings

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December 23, 2009

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