Having Fun with Pesto:
by Chez Bazan Tyler, Texas
2 cups of dried basil -or- 1 3/4 cups of fresh chopped basil
1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cloves of minced garlic
2 tablespoons of pine nuts (toasted and chopped)
Blend all the above ingredients and cook on the stove at medium heat for 10 minutes.
Fun Ideas with Pesto:
Mix Pesto sauce with Tomato Florentine Soup for soup with a kick
Take regular Caesar Salad Dressing and add Pesto Sauce to add a zing to your salad.
Add flavor to grilled chicken or tuna!
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