pARMESAN AND pECORINO rOMANO pESTO WITH A SOUTHERN TWIST:

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Cheese(s): Parmesan, Romano

Prep. Time: 15 min

Serves: 15 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed basil leaves

  • 1 cup firmly packed spinach leaves

  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1 cup Cucina Andolina grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup Cucina Andolina grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 cup olive oil, or as needed

Directions

Blend the basil, spinach, parsley, garlic, pecans, lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and black pepper in a food processor until all ingredients are integrated. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture until the mixture forms a paste.

Parmesan Spinach Balls

Cheese(s): Parmesan, Romano

Prep. Time: 15 min

Serves: 15 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed basil leaves

  • 1 cup firmly packed spinach leaves

  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1 cup Cucina Andolina grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup Cucina Andolina grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 cup olive oil, or as needed

Directions

Blend the basil, spinach, parsley, garlic, pecans, lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and black pepper in a food processor until all ingredients are integrated. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture until the mixture forms a paste.

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