Simple Pesto Sauce

simple-pesto-sauceBasil has always been my favorite herb, I especially love it’s aroma. I’ve been using this simple pesto recipe for 20 years. It was one of the first things that I learned to make as a new wife, so I thought that it should be one of the first to share.

After you have picked your basil fresh from the garden…..2731..Just kidding, this is totally from the grocery store!!

Gather your ingredients.

What you will need:

  • ¬†3 cups fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 4 tablespoons of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 picnch salt & pepper each
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil

esay-pesto-sauceCombine the basil, garlic, grated parmesan, pine nuts, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process only till blended. It can be done in a blender, it’s just harder.
2743Add the olive oil in a stream as you process it.

That is all.

Toss with your favorite pasta, we use gluten free. Blend it with butter and slather it on crusty Italian bread. Mix it in sour cream and make a fabulous dip for veggies. Liven up your steamed zucchini and mushrooms. Skip the mustard and use pesto to make an ordinary sandwich extraordinary like this Cranberry Pesto Turkey Sandwich. You can do just about anything with it. Enjoy!!basil-pesto

2 thoughts on “Simple Pesto Sauce

  1. Looks yummy and I like that it doesn’t have a ton of olive oil like some pesto recipes. How long can you leave it in the refrigerator? That is if there’s any left!

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