Fresh Pesto Sauce

By Scott Sarvay

Fresh Pesto Sauce

June 26, 2012 Updated Jun 26, 2012 at 7:20 AM EDT

Why buy store-bought Italian-style pesto sauce when it’s so easy to turn out our own freshly made basil pesto sauce in a blender or food processor? This recipe for Fresh Pesto Sauce is so versatile, you will make it again and again.

Makes: 1 1/2 cups

• 2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
• 1 cup olive oil
• 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 2 garlic cloves
• 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
• 1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Use immediately, or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Serving Tips
• This is super on cooked pasta, chicken or fish.

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