Chef Aaron’s Perfect Basil Pesto
Chef Aaron’s Perfect Basil Pesto
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15 minutes


  • 2 cups of Fresh basil leaves, packed
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of pine nuts
  • 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


Combine basil with nuts, pulse a few times in food processor. Add garlic, pulse a few times more.
Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Scrape down sides,
Add grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Be careful not to over blend. Add salt & pepper to taste!
Make a big batch and freeze for later use!

*The Chef’s Hint – If freezing add a little extra olive oil on top once put in your container, this helps to keep your pesto nice and green!

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