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Basil Bread Recipe

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Basil Bread Recipe


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, slightly packed
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts, (toast by heating in nonstick skillet on medium heat, stirring often, until golden brown)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt, (optional)
  • 10 inch-thick slices French or sourdough bread, preferably made with part whole-wheat flour


Step 1
Put all of the ingredients except the bread in a small food processor. Pulse briefly to blend well.
Step 2
Spread about 1/2 tablespoon spread on each bread slice and place on foil-lined cookie sheet. 
Step 3
Broil about 6 inches from heat, watching carefully, until spread is bubbly and lightly brown (two-three minutes).

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