Homemade Pesto Sauce!

I have made homemade Pesto Sauce with the basil that I grew in the garden this year.

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Next year I am planning on growing a few more basil plants so that I will be able to freeze extra pesto sauce to use during the winter months.

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Homemade Pesto Sauce
Recipe Type: appetizer
Author: Designed Decor
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup pine nuts (walnuts may be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. In a food processor, finely chop the garlic. Add basil leaves and chop until fine. Add cheese, pine nuts, and salt; pulse until the consistency of a coarse paste. With the food processor running, slowly pour olive oil through the feed tube and continue mixing until the oil is completely combined with paste. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week. Pesto freezes well. Pesto may also be frozen in small jars or plastic containers for up to 9-12 months.

homemade pesto sauce-10I use walnuts in my recipe, because that is what I prefer.  Recipe adapted from  The Yummy Life.

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5 Responses to Homemade Pesto Sauce!

  1. I used to grow basil but between moves and children I’ve forgotten. Thanks for reminding me how much I enjoyed using our own fresh basil. I’m planning ahead now for next spring. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  2. Spaghetti with pesto sauce (tallarines verdes) is really popular here in Peru – but they make it with basil and spinach. My kid loves it!

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