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Basil Pesto Recipe

There are lots of different pesto recipes – here is a Parsley and Basil Pesto Recipe and here is another pesto recipe, Pesto Recipe With Walnuts and Parsley. There are lots of other pesto recipes, such as cilantro pesto, parsley pesto.

There are lots of pesto recipes, that use a lot of different ingredients, but one of these recipes is the classic pesto. The classic basil pesto recipe has the basic ingredients – basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. There is no parsley, no walnuts and no cilantro in this recipe, but this is it. This is the classic Italian pesto recipe, so it you want to make the classic pasta pesto, this is the recipe to use!

And you really don’t need any other ingredients – the classic basil, pine nuts, cheese, garlic and olive oil is all you need to make a delicious pesto. You can use it on pasta, you can put it on a sandwich, you can put it in a soup, or you can make a chicken and pesto dish. There are lots of things that you can make with pesto. And here is information on Cooking Tools For Making A Pesto Recipe.

You can serve your pasta pesto with a salad, such as Cheery Tomato Salad, Beet Salad Recipe With Avocado And Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Salad With Blue Cheese, Mozzarella And Tomato Salad.

The Basil Pesto Recipe is very simple, it is very simple to make this pesto. You will need to prepare the ingredients first. Peel and chop the garlic, toast the pine nuts, wash and chop the basil, grate the cheese. Then you need combine them in a blender or a food processor and make pesto.

Ingredients for Basil Pesto Recipe

A Big Bunch Of Basil
1/2 Cup Of Pine Nuts
1/2 Cup Of Parmesan Cheese
2 Garlic Cloves
1/2 Cup Of Olive Oil

Black Pepper

How To Make Basil Pesto Recipe

Pine nuts have a great flavor, but what makes them even better is lightly toasting them. Toasting of the pine nuts brings out their flavor even more, and makes your basil pesto even tastier. Toast the pine nuts on a skillet for a few minutes, until they become lightly golden.

Peel and chop the garlic.

Grate Parmesan cheese.

Wash and chop basil.

In a blender or food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Process until the pesto sauce is smooth.

To serve, use the basil pesto sauce with pasta. For example, you can use this basil pesto in the Pesto Pasta Recipe, instead of the Walnut and Parsley Pesto.

June 17th, 2011

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