Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pesto Sauce

Pesto Pasta 
Credit: Jenny 

This is an amazing recipe!! It will not make very much pesto, but is so worth the money and time to make it. If you grow your own basil, well this is a great recipe to use the leaves in. Feel free to decrease the amount of oil to limit your fat intake, but it is harder to make it spin the blender without the liquid. This recipe goes well together with pasta, roasted cherry tomatoes and cheese. You can also put this sauce on pizza or bread. 

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil 
  • 2 cups of basil 
  • 1 garlic
  • 3 tbsps of pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup+ of parmesan 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Put a cup of basil, 1/2 of the oil, garlic and 1 tablespoon of pine nuts into a blender or food processor.  Blend together. 
  • Put the next cup of basil, the rest of the oil and all of the pine nuts into the blender or food processor. Blend. If the basil is not mixing, push it down with a spatula or spoon. It will go, trust me. 
  • Add salt 
  • Add parmesan later to the pesto to give it more of a flavor. 

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