How to Make the Best Basil Pesto Sauce

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This delicious green sauce is bursting with basil leaf flavor balanced by buttery pine nuts, fresh garlic, and infused with quality olive oil. Learn how to make the Best Basil Pesto Sauce full of fresh ingredients and prepared in minutes.

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The Best Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

Memorizing simple sauce recipes I can whip up in minutes is one way I save time in the kitchen and this basil pesto recipe is not only fresh but a perfect spread or sauce for many recipes. You can spread this over just about any meat and fish, or use it as a marinade for vegetables, but the most delicious way to enjoy pesto is tossed with some cooked noodles.

What is Basil Pesto?

Authentic pesto is made by pounding the ingredients together using a mortar and pestle, which is also where it gets its name. Pesto comes from the

word pounded and is traced back to the city Genoa. The uncooked sauce is made of…

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