Easy Basil Pistou

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Pistou is a delicious sauce that’s similar to pesto but lacks pine nuts.  It can be used on warm pasta, spread on bread, or drizzled over vegetable soup.

Ingredients

1 1/2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

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Finely chop garlic in a food processor.

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Add basil and salt.

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Process until basil is finely chopped, scraping down sides of bowl.

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Add the oil and blend.

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Add cheese.

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Season with pepper, transfer to bowl, and use immediately.

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