This 5-Minute Pesto is one of the most commonly used condiments in our kitchen. Alec & I use it as spread for sandwiches, garnish for cheeseboards, and a light sauce for pasta. Pesto is a healthy substitute for mayo and dressing, and it's a quick & easy way to spice up a dish. This pesto is garlicky, cheesy, and packed full of flavor.
If you don't use it all in one sitting, you can store it in an air-tight jar and keep it in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. In the links below, I included a couple of my favorite food processors, which make this pesto recipe a breeze. You will love this pesto & will want a jar of it in your fridge at all times!
2 cups fresh basil leaves
½ cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano
¼ cup walnuts
2 garlic cloves
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp salt
⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Place basil and cheese in the food processor container. Pulse until well-blended, about 30 seconds. Add in walnuts and garlic, and blend for another minute. Add in salt, pepper, and olive oil. Blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Add more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
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