Simple Basil Pesto Sauce

Pesto pasta is my go to recipe for something quick and fresh, especially during the summer when I have a beautiful basil plant growing outside on my patio. I make different versions of pesto pasta depending on what I have in my fridge. But this is the easiest basic pesto sauce, and then sometimes I would add sweet peas, spinach or other greens to have more veggies. Trust me this is a great way to hide the greens! Your kids won’t be able to tell the difference. Rastacook surely can’t hehe…

Simple Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

By May 15, 2013

Adding nuts gives the sauce a great nutty flavor, you can use walnuts if you prefere but here I have pine nuts because I am allergic to walnuts.

  • Prep Time :5 minutes



Place all ingredients except olive oil in a blender. With the blender on, stream in the olive oil. Puree till smooth and desired consistency, adding more olive oil if needed.


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