Pesto using basil from my garden. I used lemon juice concentrate, as that's what was in the fridge. Lemon juice brightens the flavor. Taste before adding salt and pepper. Some cheeses are saltier than others.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour olive oil into the bottom of the blender. Sprinkle cheese over the oil. Add, in order, the pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, and basil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper; blend to incorporate.

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Nutrition Facts

284 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; fat 28.2g 43% DV; cholesterol 8.8mg 3% DV; sodium 153.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2019
Delicious! I like adding lemon juice to cut the bitterness of my fresh basil. I did add extra olive oil on top to get it to the right consistency because as is it was too dry. But that is my preference. Super easy. My daughter helped make this Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2015
I thought my attempt was too salty. Less cheese next time. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2013
Very tasty!paired this with zebra farfalle and it was gorgeous. Sort of looked like a WICKED themed dish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2019
Delicious! I like adding lemon juice to cut the bitterness of my fresh basil. I did add extra olive oil on top to get it to the right consistency because as is it was too dry. But that is my preference. Super easy. My daughter helped make this Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2015
I thought my attempt was too salty. Less cheese next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2013
I loved this! Perfect as written. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2014
Delicious for my first pesto attempt. I roasted the garlic and pine nuts before adding. Yum! Read More