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Sonoma Market

Sonoma, CA 95476
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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basil pesto in a bowl with ingredients beside it

Basil Pesto

Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
N/A
Yield:
2 cups
Difficulty:
1 out of 5

Basil pesto is delicous as a finishing sauce on everything from pasta and roasted veggies to chicken and fish.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches basil
  • ¼ cup toasted almonds
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾-1 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Stem and wash basil. In a blender, add the basil, toasted almonds, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Blend ingredients on medium-high speed; slowly add olive oil until ingredients move freely in the blender. Scrape down the sides as necessary. When oil is incorporated, season with salt and pepper and serve. Store covered in the refrigerator.

  • basil pesto in a bowl with ingredients beside it