Basil Pesto Recipe

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If there is one thing, other than pizza, that I can give my kids over and over again, it is basil pesto. They love it and my husband and I love it, too. If you’re new to basil pesto, it is a delicious sauce made with herbs, nuts, garlic, olive oil and cheese. There are many variations, but our all-time favorite is made with basil.

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We use it on pasta, on meat, on fish, as a dip and, yes, even on pizza, too. Just please make sure you choose the freshest ingredients for a truly flavorful sauce.

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Here is our recipe

Basil Pesto Recipe

Makes approx  1  1/2 cups

  • 3 cups of fresh basil, washed and dried
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, and olive oil. Mix until well blended. Taste for salt (depending on the cheeses you are using it may need it or not) and pepper. Mix again.

If you notice the pesto is very thick add a little bit more oil.

That’s it, ready to serve.

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Basil Pesto Recipe

Servings: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of fresh basil washed and dried
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a food processor combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, and olive oil. Mix until well blended. Taste for salt (depending on the cheeses you are using it may need it or not) and pepper. Mix again.
  • If you notice the pesto is very thick add a little bit more oil.
  • That’s it, ready to serve.
Course: Salsas & Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: how to make pesto, recipes with basil
Author: Silvia

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