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.

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Classic Italian Pesto recipe - How to make Classic Italian Pesto

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.5 cup
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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.

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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.