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Fresh Pesto Sauce Recipe: How to Make Pesto Sauce

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Fresh Pesto Sauce How to Make Pesto Sauce
1 1/2 cups
5 Min

Why buy store-bought Italian-style pesto sauce when it's so easy to turn out our own freshly made basil pesto sauce in a blender or food processor? This recipe for Fresh Pesto Sauce: How to Make Pesto Sauce is so versatile, you will make it again and again. Whether you're making a unique pizza or pasta recipe, there's always a need for a homemade pesto sauce recipe. Keep this one on hand!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
What To Do:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Use immediately, or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


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I made this pesto sauce to go with the spiral potatoes, http// == tatoes, and it was really an upgrade on the potatoes, both on presentation and taste!

I always forget about pesto sauce when making pasta. I might need to give this a try.

I agree with cheryl, seems like an awful lot of olive oil.

I think it is too much olive oil...

can't wait to try it sounds soooooo good thanks NYJoan

Make extra, freeze in ice cube trays, dump in a freezer bag, then pull out a few cubes as needed.

I love pesto and make it often. Mix with mayonnaise for a potato salad dressing. I also make it with baby spinach instead of basil. GOOD!!!

I like your idea doing it in spinach. The potato dressing is a good idea to. Thank's


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