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Kemp’s Pesto

Makesabout 1 cup
  • Active time:15 min
  • Start to finish:15 min
September 2008
Learn how our executive food editor rediscovered the joys of fresh pesto and made it her own.
  • 2 to 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raw green (hulled) pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Mince and mash garlic to a paste with sea salt.
  • Pulse seeds in a food processor until finely ground. Add garlic paste, basil, and parsley to processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add cheese and oil and pulse to combine.
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