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Pesto Sauce

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  1. 2 bunches basil, leaves only, washed
  2. 1/2 clove garlic, peeled and germ removed
  3. 1 teaspoon pine nuts, very lightly toasted
  4. 1 teaspoon finely grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Plunge the basil into the boiling water and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain the leaves and refresh under cold water. Let cool. Drain, then squeeze the leaves free of excess moisture.
  2. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover, pressing a piece of plastic wrap against the surface, and set aside until needed.


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