Baked pesto chicken, pesto swirled into quiche, roasted pesto potatoes, pesto with sausage and green beans.
It will be a delicious winter.
Smooth Basil Pesto
(based on a recipe from Moms for Safe Food)
3 cups lightly packed basil leaves, rinsed and dried
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts*
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
1) Combine all ingredients except for Parmesan in a high-powered blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
2) Stir together pureed mixture and Parmesan in small mixing bowl. Refrigerate or freeze.
*I've used combinations of hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and almonds too.
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