Garlic- 3-4 cloves
Pine nuts- 1/2 cup
Shredded Parmesan 2/3 cup
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp.
1 Boil water for pasta. Cook according to package.
2 Lightly sauté chopped garlic and pine nuts in pan (this step is optional)
3. Add basil leaves and garlic to food processor and chop. Add in all other ingredients. Continue to blend pesto until you have good consistency. Scrape sides, blend, scrape, blend. (If you don't have a food processor, just mince all ingredients and mix well.) Too thick? Add more olive oil and blend. Too thin? Add more cheese or more basil leaves.
Toss pasta with finished pesto. Add spoonful more olive oil to pasta if still “dry” once you add sauce. Top with bit of shredded parmesan.
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