How to Make Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe Description

Use your homegrown basil to make this fresh basil pesto sauce recipe. It is good on chicken, fish, and poultry. You can also put it into your homemade pasta sauce. Or, spread in on a fresh piece of Italian bread.

Serves: Makes about 1 cup

Did You Know? Freezing Basil is the best way to preserve it. Try putting basil in an ice cube tray and fill the tray with water. Then, freeze it. When you need some basil for a recipe, take out a cube or two.

Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe Ingredients

2 cups fresh basil leaves

2 Garlic Cloves

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tablespoons grated Romano cheese

1/4 cup Pine Nuts or Walnuts

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt and ground Black Pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

  1. Combine the basil, garlic, cheeses, and nuts in a blender.

  2. Process to chop and mix ingredients.

  3. With the machine running at the slowest speed, slowly add the olive oil.

  4. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

  5. Continue processing to the desired consistency.

  6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Note: Leftover Basil Pesto Sauce can be frozen.

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