If you're looking for an easy, delicious way to jazz up any dish, pesto sauce is the answer. This versatile sauce can be whipped up in just 5 steps, and it's perfect for adding a touch of flavor to everything from pasta to chicken. So why not give pesto a try tonight? Your taste buds will thank you.
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Pesto is a vibrant green sauce made from fresh basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. It originated in the city of Genoa in the northwestern region of Italy, known as Liguria. The name pesto comes from the Genoese word pestâ, which means to pound or crush. In traditional pesto recipes, all of the ingredients are pounded together in a mortar and pestle until they form a smooth paste. However, these days most people prefer to use a food processor or blender to make pesto. While pesto is commonly associated with pasta, it can also be used as a spread or condiment for sandwiches, pizzas, and salads. For a truly authentic Italian pesto experience, try making your own at home using this fresh pesto recipe
Pesto sauce is one of those things that can make any dish feel special. But it's also one of those things that can seem a little intimidating to make. Not to worry though, because in just 5 easy steps, you too can be making your own delicious pesto sauce! So put on your chef's hat and let's get started!
You will need a food processor for this recipe. Black + Decker 8-Cup Food Processor Black is perfect for this recipe and so many others!
things you need
3 cups of fresh basil leaves
2 cups of shredded parmesan
1 cup of pine nuts
2 tbsp. of chopped garlic
Salt & pepper
In a food processor add fresh basil leaves
Add 2 tbsp of chopped garlic
Add 1 cup of pine nuts
Add 2 cups of shredded parmesan and salt & pepper to taste
Drizzle olive oil while blending ingredients in a food processor till you achieve the consistency desired.
Homemade pesto sauce is not only easy to make, but it’s a great way to show off your culinary skills. Plus, you can customize the recipe by using different types of herbs and nuts. If you don’t have a food processor, no problem! Black & Decker has got you covered. Ready to get started? Follow our simple five-step recipe and you’ll be enjoying delicious pesto sauce in no time
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