Many have heard about the pesto, but not all know where it can be added. This traditional Italian sauce is perfect with pasta dishes. Also pesto recipe which gives You the country of the Soviets, well suited to dishes of meat and fish.

In Italy this sauce is ground in a mortar pestle. But not all can adhere to the Italian traditions of cooking. For lack of a mortar and pestle sauce can simply grind in a combine. So, let's tell you how to make pesto.

Traditional pesto sauce: recipe

Pesto is great to freeze, so if You made too much sauce and are unable to use it at one time, You don't have to throw out this product. So, prepare the pesto sauce! You will need the following ingredients :

  • 15 g Basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tbsp pine nuts
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese

Italian pesto sauce can be prepared both in traditional form and with various additives. But the technology of its preparation is always the same: all the ingredients should be crushed in a food processor. You shouldn't get too zealous and bring the sauce to a liquid consistency. On the contrary, the pesto should have a fairly coarse structure. Once in blender, mix all ingredients of the sauce, add cheese and turn the processor for a few seconds.

Pesto sauce: recipe with almonds

Suggest You try this pesto, which, at this time, you can diversify by adding almonds. To prepare pesto with almonds You'll need.

  • 1 bunch Basil
  • 40 g almonds
  • 50 g grated cheese
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt
  • 6 tbsp olive oil

To prepare the pesto for this recipe You will need to clean and lightly fry the almonds. Basil leaf, garlic and almonds grind in a blender to a paste. While grinding, gradually add olive oil. Ready-made sauce mixed with grated Italian cheese and salt to taste. This sauce is great for pasta.

Pesto sauce: recipe with parsley

Another recipe of pesto. This time the sauce will try to diversify by adding parsley. To prepare this sauce use such products :

  • 1.5 cups of basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp. pistachios
  • a half of a lemon
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 head of garlic
  • balsamic vinegar

In a blender, mix the leaves of parsley, basil, garlic and pistachios. Grind the ingredients until a uniform gruel is formed. In this sauce, add freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon and olive oil. Stir well the sauce once more. Ready sauce should be sprinkled with a couple drops of balsamic vinegar and served on the table along with the pasta.

Any pesto sauce will be an excellent substitute for the usual tomato paste that we use to make pizza. Also this sauce is perfect for roasting vegetables in the oven. You can also try baking salmon or cod fillets in this sauce.