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Jack Mariani's walnut pesto

Mmmm… pesto! While this classic, fresh-tasting sauce is used in a variety of dishes, it's a favorite with pasta.

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2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup walnuts
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano cheese


Put everything except cheese in a food processor and blend. Add extra olive oil if necessary to get the right consistency. Transfer to a bowl and stir in cheese.

Serving suggestion: Cook 1 pound of your favorite pasta and mix with sauce. Sprinkle with extra cheese when serving.

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