Pesto Sauce

By Ashisha, Mothering Articles Editor

pestoEveryone needs a basic pesto sauce! Try this one on angel hair pasta or rice noodles.

1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil, stems removed

1 large garlic clove

1/4 – 1/3 cup pine nuts

1/3 – 1/2 cup packed fresh chopped parsley

1/3 – 1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese

1/4 cup olive oil

3-4 tbsp melted butter

salt to taste

Combine everything in a blender – start slowly and raise the speed. Will become a smooth, potent paste. Toss on hot, drained paste.

You can make large quantities and freeze in small portions. To defrost: set out to thaw or warm slowly in double broiler or pan.Remember, there’s cheese in it and cheese sticks badly.