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Pesto Recipe


Master chef Wolfgang Puck shares his simple and delicious pesto recipe. 

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  • 12 medium fresh basil leaves, washed, dried, and coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


In a mortar and pestle, pound the basil, garlic, nuts, and pinch of salt until thoroughly mashed. Mix in the olive oil until well combined.

Alternatively, pesto can also be made in a blender. Blend the basil, garlic, and pine nuts, then slowly add the oil. Blend on low to a smooth paste. Season with salt.