A good pesto sauce

I’ve had pretty bad luck with pesto sauces – to the point that I was wondering if the problem was my basil. But yesterday I made one that I actually liked. Here is the recipe (based on this recipe at allrecipe.com).

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 small garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder

Put basil and 1 Tbsp. in a mini chopper, and chop/grind until the basil is finely cut. Add the pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, chili powder and remaining oil. Process until smooth.

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