Blender pesto

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  • Yield serves: 6


    2 cups fresh basil leaves
    1/2 cup olive oil
    2 teaspoons pine nuts
    2 cloves crushed garlic
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup grated parmesan
    2 teaspoons grated romano or pecorino
    3 teaspoons butter, soft


    In a blender, combine basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic and salt. Blend to a puree.
    Scrape edges of bowl to push all ingredients down.
    Pour into a bowl.
    Beat in the cheeses and soft butter. Serve with pasta.
    Add a tablespoon of hot water in which pasta has boiled to pesto to soften.
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