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The Bonus - Basil Pistachio Pesto | by OneLushLIfe - Kaishin
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The Bonus - Basil Pistachio Pesto

Well, after lamenting over the loss of production from my basil plants, I had a colander full of uninfested basil leaves that were rescued one by one from the culled stalks. J washed and cleaned these one by one to make sure there were no hidden baby scale bugs still attached. I had never before made fresh basil pesto before, but seen many different recipes, so figured I couldn't go too wrong. One thing missing though, was Pine nuts. I haven't seen pine nuts here yet, though I know China produces them and does eat them in the north country. I figured I would try substituting with the excellent pistachios we had on hand for sake of experimenting. It turned out great and was delicious :)

 

Recipe Here: dashoffood.blogspot.com/2009/02/basil-pistachio-pesto.html

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Uploaded on January 28, 2009