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How to make pesto sauce

Forget that store-bought stuff! Homemade pesto sauce is incredibly quick and easy to make!

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Pine nuts, basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and salt are all you need to make a fresh and authentic pesto sauce!

Pine nuts, basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and salt are all you need to make a fresh and authentic pesto sauce!

Start by toasting your pine nuts over medium-high heat until golden and fragrant. Shake frequently to avoid burning!

Start by toasting your pine nuts over medium-high heat until golden and fragrant. Shake frequently to avoid burning!

Toasting the pine nuts "wakes up" the oils and intensifies their flavor.

Toasting the pine nuts "wakes up" the oils and intensifies their flavor.

Put all ingredients EXCEPT olive oil in a blender or food processor. Pulse to desired consistency while drizzling in the oil.

Put all ingredients EXCEPT olive oil in a blender or food processor. Pulse to desired consistency while drizzling in the oil.

To store, refrigerate in an airtight container with a few tablespoons of olive oil on top. The pesto will keep for about two weeks.

To store, refrigerate in an airtight container with a few tablespoons of olive oil on top. The pesto will keep for about two weeks.

Toss with pasta, use as a marinade or sandwich spread, stir into soups for added flavor and depth- the possibilities are endless! Buon appetito!

  • 2.0c fresh basil leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 3.0 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 0.0c toasted pine nuts
  • 0.0c olive oil
  • 0.0c grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt