Pesto Sauce for Lovers




½ cup pine nuts (toasted) plus a bit more for garnish

¾ cupextra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 cups basil leaves 

1 cup Parmesan cheese (finely grated, 3 ounces/85 grams)

½ teaspoonkosher salt (more to taste)


Place everything but the oil in blender and emulsify.  Add oil gradually.  Truthfully, sometimes I just add everything at once.


It's the lemon juice that gives it the brightness without the garlic.

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