Perfect Pesto

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Mama loves some PESTO and I love making it and lots of it!! I have several basil plants just so I can make Pesto all summer long to stock pile it for the winter! I have had a few friends say that sometimes they think that Pesto can be a little strong so I add fresh spinach to my recipe in order to mellow the flavor a bit. Don’t worry it doesn’t change the flavor! I also use walnuts in lew of pine nuts as Hubs gets massive headaches from pine nuts and the walnuts don’t seem to bother him as much.

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Perfect Pesto

2 cups basil leaves

1 cup fresh baby spinach

3 cloves garlic

1/3 cup walnuts

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup parmesan cheese*

In food processor add basil, spinach and garlic, pulse until combined; add walnuts and parm while pulsing slowly add olive oil through the tube. It’s that easy!!

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* NOW if you are making a ton and want to FREEZE it DO NOT add PARMESAN. Place in freezer safe dish and lightly top with a layer of olive oil and it will freeze beautifully. Take out of freezer and add shredded parm to Pesto and ENJOY Pesto all year long!!

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