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Basil Pesto Breadcrumbs
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Basil Pesto Breadcrumbs

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 minced garlic cloves; cook 30 seconds. Add breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon chopped pine nuts, and 1 ounce grated Parmigiano-Reggiano; cook 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 1/3 cup torn basil.

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