Pesto Sauce

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
sal
Recipe by  sal

“Quick and easy pesto to top your pasta. A great change from red sauce.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 16 servings

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Directions

  1. In a food processor, blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper.

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SYNEVA B
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SYNEVA B

I had a ton of basil that I needed to use up. It doesn't tolerate cold at all, so it's streching it to keep it into October in Minnesota. I was struggling to choose a recipe, so I decided to try three different pesto recipes from this site. In A-typical allrecipes fashion I actually stuck exactly to each recipe so that we could truly judge them fairly. The recipes were Easy Pesto by Rebecca Jane Thompson, Pesto Sauce by Sara, and Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto by FuzzyGreenMonkey. My favorite was Easy Pesto. It had a nice nutty flavor because of the toasted almonds. It's also nice if you don't have much basil on hand because it uses half as much as the other recipes. My husband liked Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto the best, it was my close second. The parmesan cheese and pine nuts really make that recipe. We both agreed that by far our least favorite was Pesto Sauce. It was very bland compared to the other two. I would attribute that to the 1 1/2 cups of walnuts. I would not recommend that recipe at all. It was a fun experiment and the other two recipes will go into my permanant file.

Dawn
771

Dawn

This was incredibly good! I arranged boneless chicken breasts in a 9x13 dish. I coated each breast with the pesto and then layered sliced tomatos on top. Sprinkled on shredded mozzarella and baked. So good!

TINY POEM
415

TINY POEM

The proportion of ingredients were perfect! And its a relief to know that the more affordable walnut can be used instead of the rather expensive pine nut without casualty. Thanks.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 199 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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