"I first tried pesto in a restaurant about 15 years ago and asked the chef what was in it. I love keeping my own jar of this on hand as it yields enough for a pound of pasta and is wonderful drizzled over tomatoes, boiled potatoes, or Italian bread." — Love2Cook
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This was excellent! The basil I used was extremely flavorful bursting with a healthy and wholesome taste and the color was beautiful. I would suggest adding the salt to taste since the parmesan cheese has salt in it. I eat Pesto a lot and when I don't have the preferred pine nuts I substitute walnuts another common ingredient in Pesto. I find Pesto extremely versatile beyond it's common use over pasta and the base for a brochette. Use it as a sandwich spread, tossed with vegetables like tomatoes, spread over fish, bake it on top of pita bread, stuff a brie cheese with it. It stores in your refrigerator for several weeks and can be frozen as well. Oh, and this whips up in under five minutes! This is part of my regular rotation inspired by what ingredients I have on hand to slather this onto!
Mommamia! This recipe has way too much salt! I added more basil, olive oil and garlic to try and fix the problem - not the greatest -but otherwise I would try again 1/4 teas. salt to start? and use 3 cloves of garlic. I like the nutmeg idea, though.
This pesto is great. I made the mistake in using a canola oil..........as I didn't have any olive oil on hand. But, I used it on grilled chicken, and once the oil cooks the pesto is delicious! also, it was a bit runnier than I had hoped (not a dipping consistency), I might add more basil next time. Thanks!!
Amazing! So good. I added a little more cheese only because I am a cheese freak. I will make this over and over.
Very good basic pesto. Slightly heavyhanded on the salt, but I didn't find it way too salty. We had this with tomatoes and goat cheese tonight, and I plan to use it with a pasta next week. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you Love2cook, this is a yummy recipe,I had a massive amount of basil,I canned this in freezer safe jars, I am hoping that it will freeze well. We'll see!
This was very good and easy, I would give it five stars but I used walnuts instead of pine nuts and added some chopped olives that I had. I served it with warm French bread and my family couldn't stop eating it. Plus it made my kitchen smell wonderful!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
15-Year-Old Pesto Sauce
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 206
A classic pesto sauce with basil, walnuts, garlic, and Parmesan.
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