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    Quick & Simple Pesto (Classic Pesto Recipe) Sauce

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    BlondieItaliana's Note:

    This is a pretty easy recipe for a classic pesto sauce. It can be served with pasta for "Pasta & Pesto" or spread on toasted Italian bread or on sandwiches and salads... You can blend it into bread or muffin mix. You can make Pesto Pizza. You can even add heavy cream if you desire a "creamy pesto sauce". The key is to use only FRESH BASIL. Note: Pine nuts are AKA Pignoli Nuts

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    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor & cover.
    2. 2
      Blend on medium speed about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 03, 2013


      I feel bad giving this recipe such a low score since everyone seems to love it. However, I've made this recipe twice now and it just doesn't do it for us. I expected it to be better then the pre-package pesto sauces and it wasn't. Overall, I felt that the flavor was very mild. Even after adding oregano, salt, parsley, and pepper.

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    • on August 18, 2012


      Super easy and so good! I made three batches since I had a lot of basil. I used cashews in place of the pine nuts. The second and third batches came out better than the first. The last two I really packed the basil into the 1 cup measure and had it heaping and used a light 3/4 cups of the oil and it came out perfectly. I also added a splash of lemon juice. We had it on spaghetti tonight for dinner and dh spread it on his garlic buttered toast (from bread we also just made fresh so it was a great meal!)

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    • on July 05, 2012


      the pesto was a little salty from the cheese, but nothing you cant fix, otherwise very good

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    Nutritional Facts for Quick & Simple Pesto (Classic Pesto Recipe) Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (453 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1628.5
    Calories from Fat 1495
    Total Fat 166.1 g
    Saturated Fat 29.6 g
    Cholesterol 52.8 mg
    Sodium 927.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 31.5 g

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