Pesto Presto

By Tara Bench and Khalil Hymore

Surprise: This savory herb sauce isn't just for pasta. Try our super-easy recipes to pack flavor into every meal.

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Classic Basil Pesto
Photo by Antonis Achilleos

Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil Pesto

Work: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

4 cups packed basil leaves
1 cup grated Parmesan
3/4 cup (3 1/2 oz.) pine nuts, lightly toasted
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients, except the oil, in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly pour the oil into the feed tube. Use immediately or freeze for up to a month. Makes 2 cups.

Use this method to make all the pesto recipes in this slide show.

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