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Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shari Petryszak
Added: Friday, May 29, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Romano cheese (or Parmesan)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Pinch salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
If you are using walnuts & they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times in a food processor. Combine the basil in with the nuts, pulse a few times more. Add the garlic, pulse a few times more. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated Romano cheese & pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 1 Cup
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Serve with pasta, or over baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.
I also freeze the pesto sauce in small containers, to use as needed.

 

 

 

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