Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Basil pesto

Pesto is a green sauce originating in the Northern Italy. Made from Basil it gives a great flavour and a great smell too. The Pesto can be used as a dressing for salads, pasta, Sandwiches.
The pesto tastes great when made from fresh basil leaves. Its little difficult to get hold on fresh leaves, but few supermarkets do stock them.  Originally Pesto is made from Basil, but there are other variations also. You can use spinach also if Basil is not available.

Basil Pesto

3cups Basil
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Oil
3/4cup Parmesan Cheese
2 cloves of Garlic
1tbsp Black Pepper
1/2cup Pine Nuts
Salt to taste


  • Take a processor, grind Pine nuts + Garlic.
  • Now add in fresh bail leaves + Parmesan cheese + olive oil + black pepper + salt.
  • Grind it well.
  • If its too thick add in little water.
  • It is ready
  • You can store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • If pine nuts are not available u can use walnuts.

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