Basil Pesto


Basil is a plant referred as "holy herb" in many traditions in the world. In the Orthodox religion, the priests sprinkle the holy water over the altar and using a bunch of dried basil. In my childhood, my mother has never used basil in her cooking since it was the holly herb, it was almost a sin to eat it. It took me a while to incorporate it in my cooking and since this year the basil in my Houston garden is gloriously growing I decided to try some basil pesto.
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Recipe Source: Adapted from Food Network
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
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  • 2 packed cups of sweet basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ⅔ cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • ⅓ cup of pecans or walnuts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the ingredients o a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. Put in a bowl and serve with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

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