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Pesto - For Stick Blender

This is a traditional basil pesto but experiment with other herbs like parsley and cilantro and nuts like walnuts.

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Makes about ¾ cup
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INGREDIENTS

1½         ounces Reggiano Parmigiano, cut into ½-inch cubes


13          cup toasted pine nuts (may substitute another nut like wal           nuts if not available)


2            garlic cloves


½ to ¾  teaspoon kosher salt


1½         cups packed fresh basil leaves


13          cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

1.   Insert the chopping blade into the work bowl. Add the cheese to bowl and pulse about 5 times to break up, and then process until finely ground, about 15 to 20 seconds. Remove and reserve.


2.   Add nuts to the work bowl. Pulse about 8 times until chopped; remove and reserve with the cheese.


3.   Add the garlic and salt to the work bowl; process for 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the basil and half of the olive oil. Pulse about 10 to 12 times for 10 to 15 seconds; scrape bowl. With the motor running, add the remaining oil slowly through the feed tube in a steady stream until blended. Add the reserved cheese and nuts and process for 10 to 15 seconds to fully blend.


4.   Transfer pesto to an airtight container. Pesto will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, or it may be frozen.

RECIPE FACTS

Servings: Makes about ¾ cup

Nutritional information per serving

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 144 (88% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 3g • fat 15g • sat. fat 3g
• chol. 5mg • sod. 282mg • calc. 73mg • fiber 1g

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