Classic Italian Pesto

Classic Italian Pesto

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An italian kitchen is incomplete without a jar of pesto. A lip-smacking combination of basil, cheese and nuts, pesto serves as a tasteful dressing for many a preparation, from pastas and salads to even stuffed bread rolls. Although commonly available at stores these days, classic italian pesto made at home is certainly a notch above these.

Classic Italian Pesto recipe - How to make Classic Italian Pesto

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1/4 cup pinenuts (chilgoza) or chopped
2 cups fresh basil leaves , loosely packed
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste

  1. Lightly roast the pine nuts. Cool completely.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend into a smooth paste.
  3. Use as required.

  1. Tips :
  2. If walnuts are used in the recipe, the first step can be omitted.
  3. Ready to use pesto is also available in bottles at gourmet stores.


Classic Italian Pesto
 on 13 Sep 12 02:00 PM

Nothing like this good pesto sauce for my whole wheat pasta i cook. To make it healthier, i skip the cheese and it still tastes good.