Fine Herbes Pesto

Cuisinart original

Classic French herbs come together to create this flavorful pesto. Perfect on top of fish, chicken, or vegetables. 


Makes about 2 cups 


1    ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano, cut into ½-inch cubes 
2     garlic cloves, peeled 
3    tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted 
2     cups tightly packed parsley leaves 
½    cup tightly packed chervil leaves 
½   cup tightly packed tarragon leaves 
½   cup tightly packed torn chives 
¼    teaspoon kosher or sea salt 
¾   cup extra-virgin olive oil

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  1. Add the cheese, garlic, and pine nuts to the work bowl fitted with the metal chopping blade. Process until roughly chopped, about 10 seconds. Add the herbs and salt; chop using 10 to 15 pulses. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream through the feed tube, processing until combined and emulsified, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the work bowl. For a thinner consistency, process with additional oil or water. 
  1. Transfer to a glass jar or airtight container; tap to remove air bubbles and even out the surface. Cover the surface directly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. The pesto will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator, or it may be frozen for up to 2 months.