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Makes 1 cup of pesto
In a mortar start with salt and few leaves of basil.
Crush with a pestle, keep adding leaves a few at a time, then add garlic and pound until the mixture becomes a paste.
Add pignoli and work into a paste, then add cheese and slowly pour the olive oil.
Work all into a creamy consistency.
If using a blender:
Add basil, salt and garlic. Work into a paste, add pignoli and slowly pour half of the olive oil. Add cheese and the remaining olive oil. Blend until it becomes a homogenous, creamy paste.
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