Pesto Sauce

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“To some people pesto sauce is gross, and to others like me, it is a culinary delight!  And it is a great vegetarian dish!    If you love pesto sauce, It is so easy to make your own!  Once you taste it, you will never buy it in a package mix or jar again!   There is just no comparison!

Pesto sauce traditionally is made with pine nuts, but I eliminate them. That is only my personal preference.  

Grow a few pots of basil to make your own and then freeze it for all year round for whenever you are in the mood for this unique taste.

This recipe makes enough for one-half pound of pasta.  My very favorite pasta with Pesto Sauce is angel hair so I can taste more pesto and less pasta!     Enjoy!”

Servings: 4


4 cups basil leaves
6 tablespoons extra virgin light olive oil
5 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
2 garlic cloves 


1. Remove the stems of the basil leaves, wash the leaves and dry them on paper towels.
2. Mix the basil leaves, oil, Romano cheese, and garlic in a food processor until well-blended.
3. Store the pesto in the refrigerator or it also freezes very well.

Nutritional Information

Pesto Sauce
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving: 3/8 cup
Calories: 218
Calories from Fat: 199

* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 24g 37%
* Saturated Fat 5g 24%
* Cholesterol 9mg 3%
* Sodium 131mg 5%
* Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
* Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
* Protein 4g 7%
* Sugars 0g
* Vitamin A 0%
* Vitamin C 0%
* Calcium 8%
* Iron 0%

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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