Classic Basil Pesto

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Classic Basil Pesto

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    Ingredients
    Serves 8
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    2 c.packed fresh basil leaves
    1 clove(s)garlic
    c.raw almonds
    2 tbsp.lemon juice
    ½ c.olive oil
    ¼ tsp.salt
    tsp.black pepper
    ½ c.grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    Raw veggies, pita bread, cooked shrimp and pasta, for serving

    Directions

    1. In a food processor, combine basil, garlic, almonds, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Process until smooth while drizzling in olive oil.
    2. Stir in cheese.
    3. Enjoy immediately or serve chilled. Serve with raw veggies, pita bread, cooked shrimp and pasta or use as a sandwich spread.