15-Year-Old Pesto Sauce

15-Year-Old Pesto Sauce

30 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Love2Cook
Recipe by  Love2Cook

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 1/2 cups

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Directions

  1. Blend the basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, salt, and nutmeg in a blender until smooth. Use immediately or refrigerate until use.

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Reviews (30)

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Julia  Garreaud
68

Julia Garreaud

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!

nobadwine
42

nobadwine

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.

Passion4food
40

Passion4food

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!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 223 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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