Am I the only one that finds store-bought Pesto Sauce expensive? If you answer yes to this question then I have a solution for you! Blondie’s Pesto Sauce is an easy and more affordable way to make your own in the comfort of your own home.
Depending on how much pine nuts are in your area, it might actually be cheaper to buy your pesto sauce but what fun is that? In any case, I will leave it up to you which one is cheaper if costs are important to you.
🍳 How to toast Pine Nuts
The simplest way to toast pine nuts is to add them to a small dry skillet (no oil) and over medium-low and cook them, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes. The pine nuts should be golden brown. Watch them carefully as they can easily burn.
🥜 Nut Allergies
This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.
But where does Pesto come from anyways? I was wondering the same thing so I decided to look it up. This article explains it best.
🔪 Equipment Needed
The only kitchen tool you need to pull this recipe off is some kind of food processor or immersion blender to puree all the ingredients together.
In addition to using this sauce with pasta, you can also use it with this Baked Turkey Pesto Sliders recipe.
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📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Pesto Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Fresh Basil, Pine Nuts, Garlic Cloves, Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil, Kosher Salt and Chili Flakes.
🥣 How to Make Pesto Sauce
Puree basil, pine nuts, garlic and salt in a food processor. While pureeing, gradually add olive oil.
Stir in parmesan cheese and chili flakes.
Blondie's Pesto Sauce
- 4 Cups Fresh Basil
- ⅓ Cup Pine Nuts, Toasted
- 1 Garlic Clove
- ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
- ½ Cup Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Puree basil, pine nuts, garlic and salt in a food processor. While pureeing, gradually add olive oil.
- Stir in parmesan cheese and chili flakes.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This Pesto Sauce is great and very tasty. If you like Basil this recipe is a must.