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Genoa-Style Pesto (Pesto All Genovese)

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  • Yields

    1 1/2 cups

  • Ease of preparation

    Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) coarse salt
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup (120 ml) pine nuts
  • 1 cup (240 ml) olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup (120 ml) grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup (120 ml) grated pecorino cheese

Directions

    1. Wash and dry basil leaves. Add basil leaves and salt to mortar and pestle and muddle. Add garlic and pine nuts and grind to a paste. Spoon into a bowl, add ½ cup (120 ml) olive oil, and mix. Add grated parmesan, grated pecorino, and remaining ½ cup (120 ml) of olive oil and stir in.
    2. Serve tossed with Pasta Coins (see recipe).

Buon appetito!

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