Sunday, March 3, 2013

Basic Basil Pesto

Every person needs this recipe in their back pocket. It is so easy to make and takes less than five minutes to put together. You can use this pesto on gluten free pastas, fish, chicken, potatoes and anything you want. The fresh basil tastes so much better than anything store bought and has tons of benefits. Basil has powerful antioxidants and tons of vitamins, especially vitamin K. 
 Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. 

2 Cups Fresh Basil, Loosely packed
1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic
1/3 Cups Parmesan Cheese

Blend all ingredients in a food processor. 
*You can use fresh garlic if you like the taste of fresh garlic
To mellow out the flavor of the garlic, boil 1 inch of water and add garlic cloves for 1 min. Take out and cool down. 

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