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Homemade Pesto Recipes

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Pesto can be used in many different ways. Whether you use it in a pasta salad, as a spread on bread, or mixed into a dish for flavor, pesto can enhance many dishes. Next time you need pesto, try making it at home. This page contains homemade pesto recipes.
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June 2, 2018

I love making fresh sun-dried tomato pesto. It is very simple to make. There are many ways you can use this pesto:

- base for your pizza
- tossed with pasta
- served with crackers, bread
- spread for your sandwiches
- dressing for your salad
- & more!

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 packed cup basil
  • 3 garlic
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • dash salt & pepper

Steps:

  1. Measure out ingredients.
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  3. In a food processor, blend basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Add dash of salt and pepper.
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August 30, 20040 found this helpful

Easy and tasty pesto recipe.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Put the basil, garlic, pine nuts and salt in a food processor and process until smooth. Gradually add olive to the mixture. Put the mixture into a bowl and mix in Parmesan cheese and black pepper to taste.

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Serve with pasta or store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. Freeze for longer storage.

Susan

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June 20, 20180 found this helpful

Pesto is a tasty sauce for pasta. Make it vegan by substituting soy parmesan "cheese'' or nutritional yeast for the traditional parmesan cheese. This page contains a vegan pesto recipe.

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March 19, 2010

I know pesto is traditionally basil, thyme, etc. mixed with olive oil. But the other week I had some parsley and cilantro that I knew was going to go bad by the end of the week.

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So I finely chopped the parsley and cilantro. Add salt to taste. Add in enough olive oil (or canola oil) to cover the mixture. Stir. Put it in a mason jar with a lid (I did not can it, just for storing purposes).

Now I just use a spoonful or so in whatever recipe I need.

I am unsure of how long this keeps; however if you were to add a tablespoon of vinegar or so I don't think it would harm the flavor much and would help preserve it longer. At having it in the fridge for 3 weeks, it still tastes and seems fine.

By Strawberryparfait from Charlotte, NC

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