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"Looks like the salt has been corrected to 1 teaspoon ( tho I used about 1/2 that). Otherwise, I made it as listed here and it turned out great. It does thicken in the fridge (if u have leftovers), so I had to remind my family that a little goes a long way once it's warmed on pasta. "- Thekidsmom1224
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Put basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic and salt into a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pour sauce into small bowl. Add Parmesan cheese and Romano pecorino cheese or extra Parmesan cheese. Mix to blend. Taste and adjust for seasoning. If you plan to freeze the sauce, add the cheese after the sauce has thawed.
dtbh4t 8 months ago
Ximemendez 1 year agoDelicious! That's what my husband and 3 year old said :)
Llewellynwest 1 year agoI think this recipe would be outstanding if you would omit the salt entirely, as it can be added to taste after the fact. This is especially true if you are using a good quality cheese, as it tends to 'salt up' a recipe.
Thekidsmom1224 1 year agoLooks like the salt has been corrected to 1 teaspoon ( tho I used about 1/2 that). Otherwise, I made it as listed here and it turned out great. It does thicken in the fridge (if u have leftovers), so I had to remind my family that a little goes a long way once it's warmed on pasta.
jennavanklaveren 1 year ago
matodelgado 1 year ago
Smadam 1 year agoUsed 1/2 the salt, slivered almonds instead of pine nuts & a dash of lemon. Perfect!
coleenmoore 1 year agoEasy.....
Hmejia 1 year agoSe puede sustituír el Parmesano por pecorino. Importante: los ajos deben picarse primero en el procesador.
ene521 2 years agoI love it! I toast my pine nuts first.
sirlloyd 2 years agoMade this pesto, but added sun dried tomatoes and anchovies. Was great!
Deborah61 2 years agoDid not use salt, added walnuts instead of pine nuts. Easy recipe and great tasting pesto.
kittynamedpuddles 2 years agoI can't stop making this sauce - it's easy, fun, and tasty! The leftovers hold up well in the freezer. I will agree 1tsp is too much salt; I use about half that and it turns out great!
Relentless1982 3 years agoWe've been using a pesto sauce from Costco for a chicken pesto pizza we make and this recipe blows the stuff Costco carries our of the water! Delicious!
Freakyjeeper 3 years agoSuper easy and great raves by all who had some. I had a party and this was the hit. Actually sent the recipe home with a few friends who have since made it and also got great complements on it.
mquery22 4 years ago
Melonsugar 4 years ago1 tsp. is way too much salt! I was able to salvage by adding extra basil, pine nuts, and EVOO. Also, added a handful of walnuts. Great over pasta and in sandwiches!
stevemur 9 years agoDelicious. I used BigOven to scale the recipe way, way down to two servings; the recipe above (3 whole cups of basil?) is way too large. The recipe as presently written probably serves 24.