5 Minutes to Pesto

Pesto is derived from the Italian word "pestare" ("to pound"). It’s traditionally made in a mortar and pestle, but using a food processor is much faster. Blanch any hearty vegetable like cauliflower, kale, or spinach, then shock in an ice-water bath and drain. Pulse with cheese, nuts, and seasonings until coarsely chopped. Drizzle with oil and continue processing until smooth.


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