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California Ripe Olive Pesto

California Ripe Olive Pesto

Post courtesy of Julie from Table for Two.

California Ripe Olive Pesto is a twist on traditional pesto and sure to please the palate. It’s great served as dip for an appetizer or tossed with your favorite pasta or rice dish for a fun unique flavor.

Want even more variety? Try mixing it up by using different cheeses like feta, mozzarella or muenster.

California Ripe Olive Pesto

At a Glance

Prep Time: 10 minutes, Servings: 6


1 cup Lindsay® Ripe Pitted olives
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup (1 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon pepper


Place olives, basil and nuts in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Slowly add olive oil through the feed tube while pulsing. Add cheese and pepper; pulse to mix.

Serve pesto as a dip for an appetizer or toss with hot cooked pasta or rice for a side dish.

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