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Citrus Pesto

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Written By Brad Archer

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Easy

Italian

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What’s In Citrus Pesto?

Intro

  • 30ml Ingredient: Info

How to Make Citrus Pesto

Step 1: Details

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Storing Citrus Pesto

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How I Use Citrus Pesto

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Citrus Pesto Recipe

Citrus Pesto Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Course: SidesCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

10

minutes

Add a Twist to a Classic Pesto With this Orange and Lemon Infused Citrus Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon

  • 1 Orange

  • 2 2 Garlic Cloves

  • 50 g 50 Basil

  • 50 g 50 Pine Nuts

  • 75 g 75 Parmesan, Grated

  • 125 ml 125 Olive Oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Directions

  • Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant. Be sure to watch them, as they can burn quickly.
  • Combine the citrus zest and juice, minced garlic, fresh basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, and grated Parmesan cheese in a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are roughly chopped and well combined.
  • With the food processor running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream until the pesto reaches your desired consistency. You may not need all the oil, or you may need a bit more, depending on your preference.
  • Season the pesto with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Your citrus pesto is now ready to serve! It can be used immediately, or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. If storing, consider pouring a thin layer of olive oil on top to keep it from browning.

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