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!


  • 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)
  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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