Make Your Own Basil Pesto
Basil Pesto is a flavorful sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, toasted pine nuts and a touch of citrus. Use it to enhance your favorite pasta dishes, Bruschetta, or even on Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza
! Although the small jars at the store are quite costly, it's very simple to make at home & tastes best fresh.
2 tbs Pine nuts; toasted
2 lg Cloves garlic
2 3/4 c Fresh basil leaves
2 tbs Parmesan cheese
2 ts Lemon juice
3 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
Combine Garlic & Pine nuts in a blender or food processor until minced. Add basil, cheese and lemon juice; mince. Slowly add oil, blending well. Use immediately or Vacuum seal to retain freshness.
A Note about the ingredients: Pine nuts can frequently be found in bags near the produce in major grocery store chains and sometimes in the snack aisle near peanuts. If you're having a difficult time locating them, you can purchase them online at Amazon
If you're looking for a delicious Appetizer, try this amazing pull apart pesto Cheese bread recipe.
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