Easy and Delicious Pesto Recipe

by Emily Degnan
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Looking to replace sauces that have too many extra ingredients? Same! That’s why I’ve been using this pesto recipe lately. It’s delicious!

This pesto recipe is a new favorite of mine. It’s easy to make and it’s delicious! You’d be surprised at the number of sugars and extra ingredients are in a pre-made sauce. This pesto sauce is an easy way to avoid all those ingredients.

Making your own sauce may seem a little intimidating, but it’s not. It’s so easy, you’ll want to make pesto all the time! I really have been trying to stray from ingredients that are unnecessary. Plus, I find it so much more satisfying to make my own food. I like the comfort of knowing exactly what’s in it.

PESTO INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of basil

3 cloves of garlic

1/3 cup of olive oil

1/3 cup of pine nuts

1/2 cup of Parmesan

HOW TO MAKE PESTO:

First, put the basil, pine nuts, parmesan, and garlic in a food processor.

Second, blend a little.

Drizzle in the olive oil and blend again.

Pour the pesto over pasta and enjoy!

Notes:

Pesto is the perfect dressing for tuna, chicken, and pasta salads. It can also add tremendous flavor when mixed into rice, mashed potatoes, or dolloped onto hot vegetables. Spreading a bit of it onto bread before layering your sandwich will add a bit of excitement and to any old standard sandwich.

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Easy & Delicious Pesto Recipe

Easy & Delicious Pesto Recipe

easy, fast, and delicious pesto recipe.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of basil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. add all of the ingredients to a blender
  2. blend
  3. enjoy!

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