Homemade Pesto Sauce
Quick and easy 15 minute recipe of pesto sauce that is a great topping for pasta, pizza and sandwiches.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 CUP
- 3 cup Fresh Basil leaves with few soft stems Or any fresh herb of your choice
- 2/3 -3/4 cup Olive oil
- 1/4-1/2 cup Pinenuts (Chilgoza)
- 2/3 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese (vegan option- cashews)
- 3 cloves of Garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Freshly grounded Black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- Salt to taste
Assemble all the ingredients. Clean and wash Basil leaves.
In a food processor/blender combine basil leaves with
Cloves of garlic and pine-nuts...
Add crushed black peppercorns....
Add 1/3 cup of Olive oil and save the other 1/3 cup olive oil and lemon juice..
Blend everything together until smooth. Add shredded cheese and the remaining olive oil and give it a final churn.
Adjust your seasonings and homemade pesto sauce is ready.