Super Simple Basil Pesto

Ingredients

4 cups Jersey Fresh Basil leaves
1 cup walnuts (optional – substitute with pine nuts)
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup Extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to top in jar
4 cloves Jersey Fresh Garlic
6 TB Lemon juice
2 tsp sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper about ½ tsp

Steps

1. Combine basil leaves, nuts , salt, pepper and garlic in a food processor and process until very finely minced
2. With the machine running slowly add lemon juice then dribble in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth, pressing down the basil around the blades until it forms a coarse paste
3. Add the cheese and process very briefly, just long enough to combine

STORING OPTIONS:
REFRIGERATOR: To keep the pesto's green color - transfer it to a jar, cover with a layer of olive oil.
FREEZING: Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Then store in freezer bag for use all winter long.

Jersey Fresh Product(s) Used: Garlic Herbs

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