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SIMPLE PESTO

This is a simple traditional pesto with a little bit of fresh lemon juice. I’m not a purist whatsoever and find that most traditional pesto’s need a little bit of zing to freshen up the heaviness of the extra virgin olive oil and pine nuts. So this version is my own go-to traditional pesto that I love to use on all sorts of things. It’s perfect with chicken, shrimp or your favorite white fish even better, serve it with either of those mixed into pasta. OH! On pizza too… as you can see the possibilities are endless if you dare to be creative. Enjoy!


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SIMPLE PESTO
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a dry skillet on low-medium heat, toast the pine nuts by stirring frequently until they’re golden brown and you can smell the aroma. Set them aside to cool.
  2. Place the pine nuts and the rest of the ingredients except for the extra virgin olive oil into a food processor. Turn it on until everything is combined then put it on low to slowly pour the olive oil in. Add more or less until the pesto is loose and smooth.