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Pesto Recipe December 21, 2008

Filed under: Recipe — swingingsarr @ 2:18 pm

Here’s the Pesto Recipe I promised when I was talking about making things from scratch.  I have used a few different pesto recipes, but this is the one I like to use the best.  It only has 3 ingredients,  and  I think it is easiest because you don’t have to use pine nuts.  You can put pesto sauce on pasta, pizza, calzones…I love it, it’s easy, and it seems so gourmet.

Basic Pesto Sauce:

2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, washed and thoroughly dried

1 cup (3 oz.) grated Parmesan Cheese (it doesn’t have to be grated from a brick)

1/2 cup olive oil

Place all 3 ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Process until basil is finely chopped.  Use pesto at once or place in small jars, adding a thin layer of olive oil to each jar to keep pesto from darkening; refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for longer storage.


2 Responses to “Pesto Recipe”

  1. Heidi Says:

    Yummy ~ thanks Sonja! I will try this recipe out! 🙂

  2. swingingsarr Says:

    I am so glad that someone will benefit! Let me know what you think.

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