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Monday Meals with Monica: Pesto

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clark chapter.

It’s Monday Meals with Monica! I told you how to make breaded chicken last week, but what about some pesto to put on top of it?



  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Two handfuls of basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (can roast to make them have a richer taste)
  • ¼ cup parmesian cheese


Blend everything together in a food processor. Add more oil if too thick. If you’d like full pine nuts rather than chopped within the pesto, fold them in after blending everything else.


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Monica Sager is a freelance writer from Clark University, where she is pursuing a double major in psychology and self-designed journalism with a minor in English. She wants to become an investigative journalist to combat and highlight humanitarian issues. Monica has previously been published in The Pottstown Mercury, The Week UK, Worcester Telegram and Gazette and even The Boston Globe. Read more of Monica’s previous work on her Twitter @MonicaSager3.