Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pesto Sauce-Easy & Awesome

Use pesto all the regular ways, but try using this as your pizza sauce with chicken and all your favorite toppings!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese of choice (alternative)
  • 3 tablespoons of Romano percorino cheese or Parmesan cheese if tollerated (just use more alternative Parmesan if need be and check for taste)
Directions:
  1. Put basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic and salt into a blender or food processor.
  2.  Process until smooth. Pour sauce into a small bowl.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and Romano percorino cheese or extra Parmesan cheese.
     
  4. Mix to blend. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Makes 1 cup.
Source: Biba Caggiano-Northern Italian Cooking page 159, adapted by Olinda

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