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"When life gives you herbs, make pesto."

Pesto sauces do not have to be made solely from basil. You can use almost any herb to make pesto. Pesto comes from the Genoese word pesta, which means to pound or crush.

I recently went on an adventure around my college campus and discovered a whole bunch of herbs that I used to make a pesto.

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Step 1: Herbs

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 A handful each of Basil, Chives, Thyme, and Oregano.

Step 2: Almonds

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1/2 cup of toasted almonds. 

Step 3: Cheddar Cheese

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1/2 cup of cubed sharp cheddar cheese

Step 4: Garlic

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3-4 cloves of fresh garlic

Step 5: Blend

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Blend the herbs, almonds, and cheddar in a food processor with a generous amount of olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper. 

Step 6: Tomatoes

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Sauté 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper 

Step 7: Pasta

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Add the pesto to pasta with the sautéed tomatoes. 

Step 8: Caprese

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Use it for caprese. 

Step 9: Sandwich

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Or put it on a sandwich.