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Basil pesto

Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 mins

Check out this mouth-watering basil pesto made with Olivado's delicious organic olive oil. Full recipe here:

Basil pesto


2 Tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp salt
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 bunches Fresh basil, leaves picked, thick stems removed (2 packed cups)
6-8 Tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil
14 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
14 cup Pecorino, grated


1. In a large mortar, add the pine nuts, salt, and garlic cloves. Using a large pestle, pound and scrape the ingredients into a very smooth paste, 5–7 minutes.

2. Add the basil in small amounts, working it into the mixture after each addition, until all the basil has been added and the mixture is smooth and creamy, 15–20 minutes.

3. Slowly add the oil while stirring with the pestle until emulsified. Add both cheeses and stir with the pestle to incorporate.

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