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Basil Pesto

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Pesto sauce refers to a sauce which is made by grinding all the ingredients in a blender. Pesto is an Italian word. This sauce is made with fresh basil leaves, garlic and pine nuts. The pesto sauce can be used in various pasta dishes and other sauces.
Ingredients
  Garlic cloves 10
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Basil 1⁄4 Pound
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt & pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a food processor jar, add the pine nuts and garlic. Pulse for a few seconds.
2. Put the blender on medium-high speed and start adding the basil, as shown in the video.
3. Open the blender jar, and scrape down the sides with a spatula. Now add the Parmesan, salt and pepper.
4. Process again while streaming in the olive oil as shown in the video. Check for the consistency and add more olive oil if needed.

SERVING
5. Transfer into a bowl and use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Basil
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Making a pasta, but don't know what sauce to use in it? Don't worry, check out the video of this tasty Pesto Sauce prepared cy chef Hendrik especially for you. A delicious sauce that goes well with your pasta.

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