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Basil Pesto

28 Nov


Pesto is one of the easiest sauces to make but I haven’t made it in over 3 years! I had planted Basil in the summer and after a big harvest just before fall, was left with cup-loads of the leaves. After using them in salads, soups and what not, I realized it was time to make pesto. I pretty much used the same recipe that I did last time using Basil instead of Coriander and the result was equally yummy.

This can be used not just as a pasta sauce, but also as a dip or even as a dressing for salad. Enjoy!

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11 Comments

Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Garden, Italian

 

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11 responses to “Basil Pesto

  1. Maha

    November 29, 2011 at 6:48 AM

    What a brilliant recipe! Definitely on my to try list. Also liked the idea of adding green apples to pasta (from your past recipe).

    Suman

     
    • A-kay

      November 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

      Thanks Suman. Green Apples add a nice bite and a tangy sweet taste to the pasta or salad.

       
  2. shy

    November 29, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    dish out more easy recipes like this and I will love you even more:)
    glad to see you back in action.

     
  3. A-kay

    November 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    πŸ™‚ Sure girl! This is a recipe that you and UL, am sure, will love. How much easier can it get!

     
  4. sangeetakhanna

    December 2, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Hi A-Kay…first time on your blog and i am glad i clicked in here from Varsha’s blog.

    I love pesto and keep using the basil for soups n salads liberally too. I have the sweet basil n thai basil growing in my garden..I like keeping a few basil flowers on my table too:-)

     
    • A-kay

      December 5, 2011 at 10:19 AM

      Call it divine providence, but I had clicked your blog from Varsha’s too and drooling at your post on Pehelwan ki lassi while reminiscing my visit there 4 years back. Nice to have you here, Sangeetha and basil flowers on the table is pretty interesting, I should add.

       
  5. Rachna

    December 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    I love basil. I used it in my Thai recipes and also for pesto. Pesto is simple to make and just yummy. My kids love them!

     
  6. Rachna

    December 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    I love basil. I use it in my Thai recipes and also for pesto. Pesto is simple to make and just yummy. My kids love them!

     
    • A-kay

      December 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      Welcome here, Rachna and hope to see you more. I love basil too and of all pesto, the one with basil is the best, me thinks πŸ™‚

       
  7. UL

    December 27, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    😦 wish i liked the taste, somehow i dont like basil flavor…so no pesto for me….:(

     
    • A-kay

      December 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      Really? Have you tried pesto with other herbs – I am thinking coriander or even mint πŸ™‚

       

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