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Basil pesto sauce

A delicious sauce made with basil , parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and nuts which is a great accompaniment in pizza, pasta, sandwiches and many more dishes!

  • 2 cups basil leaves origin
  • cup olive oil extra virgin
  • cup parmesan cheese
  • cup almonds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Add the basil leaves, olive oil, almonds, garlic, parmesan cheese into a blender or food processor and blend well.

  2. Once the paste is smooth, transfer the contents to  a bowl.

  3. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well.

  4. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator for a week or freeze for about 3 months and use as needed.

Recipe Notes

Pesto sauces in some recipes:

  • To make bruschetta , spread some sauce on the french bread slices  topped with chopped tomatoes, onions, mozarella and parmesan cheese and bake at 400 deg till the cheese melts.
  • To make spaghetti, cook spaghetti in boiling water , drain and cool. Stir fry your choice of veggies, tomatoes, garlic in  olive oil .Add the pesto sauce and mix the spaghetti into it.
  • To make sandwiches, layer the breads with pesto sauce, sliced vegetables, cheese, pepper,salt .