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Classic Fresh Basil Pesto

What’s not to love about the summery taste of fresh basil? Some like this a little heavier on the garlic, so if you’re one of those, don’t hold back on this excellent ingredient that can help reduce inflammation and boost immunity.

Ingredients you'll need:

  • 1 large bunch fresh basil, rinsed and stems removed
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1⁄2 cup pine nuts
  • 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3⁄4 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt and lemon juice to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Put the basil and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  2. Add the pine nuts and Parmesan and process until it forms a paste.
  3. With the motor running, add the olive oil until the paste thins to desired consistency.
  4. Taste and adjust with a little squeeze of lemon juice and sea salt. Makes six servings.
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