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  • Homemade Pesto

  • Makes 1 cup
  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • salt
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Directions
  • To prepare the pesto: In a food processor, combine 2 cups of the basil, the parsley, cheese, pine nuts, garlic and salt. Pulse, pushing the basil down as needed, until a paste forms. With the motor running, add ½ of the oil, and puree until smooth.