*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            PESTO (BASIL SAUCE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Italian
                 Main Dish                        Pasta
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Basil leaves
    2       ts           Garlic, minced
      1/2   c            Olive oil
    2       tb           Pine nuts, chopped
      1/8   ts           Salt
                         Freshly ground black pepper
 
   Puree all the ingredients in a blender or in a food
   processor.  Or, if you want to do it the traditional
   way, pound the basil leaves, garlic, salt & nuts
   together with a mortar & pestle & then beat in the
   olive oil. Use in soups or toss with hot pasta & serve
   as a main dish.  Smaller quantities make an ideal
   appetizer.  Will keep in the refrigerator or will
   freeze.
  
 
 
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