Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce
As my garden is flourishing with vegetables, my herbs are growing like weed.  It's time to start using up some of the fresh basil leaves, so I've decided to make some different recipes with Pesto Sauce.  Before I share those recipes, let me show you how I made my pesto sauce using my Kitchen Aide mini chopper.


Note:  This sauce will keep refrigerated in a sealed container for about a week.  Don't worry if you make too much. The sauce can be frozen in ice cube containers and then transferred to freezer baggies and kept frozen until ready for use.



In a mini chopper or food processor, combine the following and puree:

  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Fresh cracked Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh Basil
  • 6 Tbsp grated Pecorino Cheese

25 comments:

  1. Ilove pesto sauce...especially in pasta and with morzeralle cheese...you are lucky that you can grow basil leaves..And I love your pesto sauce recipe..

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  2. I think I will try to make pesto sauce this year with the basil I have grown... Although I am not sure that I have 1 cup... but I can always halve the recipe... will be looking forward to the recipes that you have with pesto sauce.

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  3. Hi Ellen I love your pedto sauce I think I will try soon!

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  4. Pesto sauce made from garden fresh ingredients - YUM :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. I will save this recipe for a future reference. I have in mind a few recipes that I am sure they will be perfect with this sauce!

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  6. I like all sorts of pestos. This classic one with pine nuts looks so very fresh and tasty.

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  7. It's about time for me to make my first batch of pesto too!

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  8. Ooooh pesto sauce is on my to-do list! Yours looks so great, I love that you grew the herbs yourself!

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  9. Oh yes!!! I am in LOVE with pesto! I have never made it at home though, I'm guessing this is a way cheaper and healthier alternative. You are making me jealous, I think I want one of those Kitchen Aide mini choppers.

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  10. Dear Ellen, Pesto sauce is my favorite. It goes with everything! Blessings for a beautiful Sunday. Catherine xo

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  11. I love having some in the freezer..and we love Pecorino:)
    Have a nice day~

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  12. My basil isn't quite ready yet but I'm going to make this when it is. Thank you!

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  13. Nothing beats a good pesto :) and yours has such a beautiful color. Yum!

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  14. I love pesto, but with walnuts or hazelnuts. I just can't do pine nut, but everyone else in my family loves pine nuts in their pesto :) Yours look so yummy :)

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  15. I've never made pesto from scratch before because I always buy that great big container of it from Costco. I really need to try this one day!

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  16. looks so yummy.. i absolutely love pesto sauce. it's such a quick and easy way to make pasta.

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  17. Hola amiga amo este pesto es un éxito seguro te ha quedado estupendo,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  18. I have never tried making it at home, but looks pretty easy and delicious :)

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  19. Great idea to freeze in ice cube shape! I usually use walnuts, but will try pine nuts the next time.

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  20. WOW, Looks really GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD :)

    xxx
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  21. I am the crazy person who has never tried pesto...I'm a little nervous but everyone loves it so I feel like I am missing out!

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  22. Oh, nothing beats a homemade pesto! This looks great

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  23. Oh I never thought about freezing the pesto! Awesome idea!

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  24. I love being a new follower because I get to see all of the lovely posts you've posted. This would be great with pasta! Thanks for sharing, I need to try it!

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  25. skinnysweetsdaily.comSeptember 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    I love pesto and this recipe looks nice and easy to follow.

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