Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe
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  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons raw pine nuts
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sweet basil leaves, gently packed
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a food processor (or hand held blender), process the garlic, pine nuts and salt until finely ground. About 15 seconds.
  2. Add the basil leaves to the bowl and process in spurts until no whole leaves remain.
  3. With the machine running, pour the oil through the feed tube in a steady stream. Stop and scrape down the sides, then process for several more seconds. The mixture should be ground to a paste-like consistency but a little bit of the leaves' texture should remain. If necessary, quickly pulse the mixture again.
  4. Add the cheese and pulse until just incorporated.
  5. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Eco Herb at https://herb.co.za/basil-pesto-sauce/