Yield: Yields about 1 cup
To make more than 1 cup of pesto, pound or process multiple batches instead of doubling the recipe in a single batch.
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A sauce this versatile (and delicious) won’t be sitting in your freezer for long. Here are some easy ideas for how to use it. Defrost the pesto and:
• Toss with hot pasta
• Stir into vegetable soup
• Dress a cold potato or pasta salad
• Toss with grilled zucchini and summer squash and topwith shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano.
• Serve with grilled lamb.
• Spread on sliced ripe freshtomatoes, top with breadcrumbs, and slide under the broiler to heat.
• Mix a couple of tablespoons with best-quality extra-virgin olive oil and use as a dip for bread.
• Spread between vegetable layers in a gratin.
• Use as a filling with tomato and ricotta for a vegetable lasagna.
• Serve with fish, as in Roasted Cod with Basil Pesto & Garlic Breadcrumbs
I got this recipe through a search for a pesto recipe that used weights instead of measures for the quantities.
But 1/4 cup of pine nuts as 1/4 oz.? I looked at the cupful of nuts (about what I usually use) and knew it had to be more: it's a full ounce!!
Good basic pesto recipe. Served over angel hair & sautéed shrimp.
This recipe was so easy - doubled the garlic and put over three different pastas with tomatos and roasted red peppers. Very good!!
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