Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce

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Homemade pesto sauce is a quick and beautiful gift idea for the holidays.

Recipe courtesy of Gifts from the Kitchen (Parragon Books).

Also see our review and links to other recipes.


  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 Add basil leaves, pine nuts & garlic to food processor and process. With motor running, slowly add stream of olive oil forming paste.
  • 2 Scrape down sides of the bowl, add the cheese and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; add salt to taste and store refrigerated in sealed jars.


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