Classic Pesto

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Appears in Cook's Country June/July 2011

SERVES4 to 6 (Makes 3/4 cup pesto, enough for 1 lb of pasta)

TIME20 minutes

Classic Pesto

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Harsh garlic can easily tip pesto’s delicate balance. We temper the burn by toasting the garlic cloves, skin on, until spotty brown. And to boost the flavor of mild pine nuts, we flashed them in the skillet to toast as well.

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