Do you love the taste of pesto sauce, but don’t know how to make it yourself? You’re in luck! In this blog post, we will teach you how to make delicious pesto sauce with just a few simple ingredients. This recipe is perfect for beginners, and can be modified to fit your own unique tastes. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra basil leaves you have lying around!
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
The first step is to gather your ingredients. You will need:
-Parmesan cheese (optional)
-Salt and pepper to taste
Now that you have all of your ingredients, it’s time to start cooking!
First, you will need to chop up the garlic cloves and basil leaves. If you are using a food processor, you can simply add all of the ingredients and pulse until they are combined. If you are chopping by hand, make sure to mince the garlic as finely as possible to avoid any bites of raw garlic in your final product. Once everything is chopped up, add the olive oil and Parmesan cheese (if using) and mix until combined.
Now it’s time to taste your pesto! Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you want a thinner consistency, you can add more olive oil. If you want it to be more like a Paste, add less olive oil.
Once you’re happy with the taste and consistency, it’s time to enjoy! Serve over your favorite pasta dish, use as a pizza sauce, or enjoy as is with some crusty bread. This pesto will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, so feel free to make a big batch and enjoy all week long!
We hope you enjoy this simple and delicious basil pesto recipe. Let us know in the comments below how it turned out for you, and be sure to share with your friends who love pesto as much as you do! Until next time, happy cooking!
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