By Ashisha, Mothering Articles Editor
Everyone 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.