Perfect Pesto

An extra step pays outsize dividends in this recipe for a classic summertime sauce.

SERVES4 to 6 (Makes 1¾ cups)

TIME45 minutes

SEASON 14
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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted a bright green pesto packed with the sweet, subtle licorice notes of aromatic basil; the toasted aroma and buttery texture of pine nuts; the richness of olive oil; the savory bite of garlic; and the saltiness of Parmesan cheese. B...