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Simple Vegan Pesto

What you need: 

3 cups fresh basil leaves
6 tablespoons pine nuts
2-4 cloves garlic
3/4 teaspoons course sea salt
6 tablespoons olive oil

What you do: 

1. Put the basil, nuts, garlic and salt into a food processor or good blender.
2. Process (blend) until all the ingredients are finely chopped.
3. Add the oil and process until it's all worked in together. Enjoy.

Preparation Time: 
15 mins
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Never been a huge fan of pesto but I liked this.  I found myself snacking on the leftovers. 
I'll repeat previous poster's advice and advise you to take it easy when adding to the pasta.  A little goes a long way.  Lots of garlic in mine!  Tastes great but WOW, bad breath.  Next time I will try adding lime as another poster suggested to add some zip.  Thumbs up from me. 

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This was SO AMAZING (and addicting)! I've never made homemade pesto before, but this really blew me away. Luckily I have a TON of basil growing in my garden, because I must make this again! So easy too.  :D Yum!

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Thank you for this delicious recipe and for the beautiful photo. 

It was my first time making pesto. My first attempt, I didn't know how much I was was supposed to put onto the pasta.  I doubled this recipe and put half into each plate of pasta, haha, it made me feel really sick. 

Today I made it again (I still doubled the recipe because I have a lot of basil and no other use for it) and put a lot less pesto, about 2-3 tablespoons into each plate of pasta, it works out fine and is really delicious.  I'm full but I want more!  Haha.  Thank you very much :)

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gotta second what everyone else has said! this is suprisingly easy and suprisingly amazing!

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numm, numm, numm :) Only thing I changed is replaced 3-4 tbsp of the oil with lime jucie. My family always did it with the lime juice, adds a nice zing and less oil is always good.

Thanks!

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Excellent! Best pesto I've ever had and super easy to make. :)

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Rivers, that is a beautiful photo! How do you and your family made homemade parmesan cheese? That sounds so intersting and I would love to try it!

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Delicious.  :)  My whole family loved it.

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another wonderfully appetising photograph rivers.  a strongly persuasive invitation to try the recipe.  congratulations.

You are so kind! If I like a recipe, I feel I owe it to the author to try and do it justice in my photographs (I only submit pics for recipes that my whole family enjoyed). I'm glad to hear positive feedback like that. Thanks!!! :-*

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another wonderfully appetising photograph rivers.  a strongly persuasive invitation to try the recipe.  congratulations.

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