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7 INGREDIENTS6 STEPS10MIN

Pesto Sauce from Scratch

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Mi Terruno Food
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This pesto sauce is simply to die for. It is creamy without a drop of cream, fresh, aromatic and incredibly easy to make. So versatile you can have it hot or cold, with pasta, meats or as salad dressing, is just one of those sauces that you always need to have in your fridge when a quick meal will just do.

10MIN

Total Cooking Time

7

Ingredients
Mi Terruno Food
Venezuelan food at it's best.
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Servings:
4
Serves 4
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2.5 oz
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves
Garlic , chopped
2 Tbsp
Pine Nuts
Cashew
1/2 tsp
1 pinch
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
(optional)
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Step 1
In a pestle and mortar, add the Garlic (2 cloves) , Sea Salt (1/2 tsp) and work it until both ingredients have become a paste.
Step 2
Add the Pine Nuts (2 Tbsp) and continue to work the paste until all the nuts have been crushed.
Step 3
Start to add the Fresh Basil Leaves (2 3/4 cups) little by little working in a round slow motion to break the leaves and release the oil.
Step 4
Once you have a few leaves done, start to add the oil and cheese little by little interchanging between basil leaves, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (2.5 oz) , and Grated Parmesan Cheese (2/3 cup) .
Step 5
Repeat the process until you've used all the leaves, taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. This recipe does not have black pepper.
Step 6
Once done, add Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 pinch) . This is just to give a slight heat without overpowering the flavor and aroma of the basil. Add the sauce in a glass container with lid and place it in the fridge.

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