Pesto is sort of an à la minute preparation. You don't have to leave it for the absolute last moment, but don't make pesto ahead of time. It loses it's verdant luster pretty quickly.
Good uses for pesto:
In a cuisinart:
Pulse Cuisinart until thoroughly blended, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary.
With motor running, add through the tube:
Taste for seasoning and serve immediately.
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