Basil and Olive Pesto

This is one of my favorite pesto recipes.

Ingredients
4 or more cups fresh basil leaves

8 cloves garlic

8oz pine nuts

1 10oz jar green olives with pimentos, drained

1/8 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp red pepper

1 tsp red wine vinegar

1/2 lime, juiced

Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:

Add basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olives to food processer, grind to a coarse paste. Add remaining ingredients, blend until smooth. Freeze in ice cube trays. Two pesto ice cubes is about right for one serving over pasta.

 

Serving suggestions:

Spread on homemade bread.

Pizza

Pasta sauce

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