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Pesto Sauce

Indulge in the vibrant and aromatic flavors of pesto sauce with this quick and easy recipe. Pesto is a classic Italian sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, nuts, cheese, and olive oil. This recipe allows you to create a delightful and versatile sauce that can be used in pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, and more. Skip the store-bought jars and savor the freshness of homemade pesto in just a few minutes.
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Pesto sauce is a fragrant and flavorful condiment that adds a burst of freshness to any dish. This easy recipe requires minimal effort and uses simple ingredients to create a vibrant and versatile sauce. Whether you want to elevate your pasta, spread it on sandwiches, or use it as a dip, this quick pesto sauce will become a favorite in your kitchen.


2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 Servings

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In a food processor or blender, combine fresh basil leaves, grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts (or walnuts), and minced garlic.


Pulse the ingredients a few times until they are coarsely chopped and well combined.


While the food processor is running, gradually pour the olive oil into the mixture in a steady stream until the sauce reaches a smooth and creamy consistency.


Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides with a spatula, ensuring all the ingredients are well incorporated.


Taste the pesto sauce and season with salt and pepper according to your preference. Pulse again briefly to combine.


Transfer the pesto sauce to a jar or airtight container for storage.

Tips for this recipe

Customize your pesto sauce by adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a handful of baby spinach leaves for extra freshness and nutritional boost.

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