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  • Pesto

  • Ingredients:

    • 3 packed cups fresh basil leaves (removed from stems)
    • 2 large cloves fresh garlic
    • ½ cup pinenuts, walnuts, almonds or a combo
    • ¾ cup (packed) fresh chopped parsley
    • ¾ cup fresh grated parmesan
    • ½ cup olive oil
    • ¼ cup melted butter (can omit)
    • Salt to taste


    • Combine everything in a blender on low, then medium speed. (Arrange things so the blender blade will turn efficiently.)
    • Thoroughly work everything into a smooth paste.
    • Toss with hot, drained pasta or spoon onto hot gnocchi

    Recipe makes about 6 servings to toss with pasta or gnocchi.

    This is a favorite recipe of the food and nutrition services department at Rhode Island Hospital.

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