Sunday, July 28, 2013

BASIL PESTO RECIPE | PESTO RECIPE


BASIL WALNUT PESTO
Whenever i make pasta i make with the usual tomato sauce or with the white sauce. Few months ago, i have tasted basil walnut pesto pasta in a friend’s place. Long time i have been thinking to make this but some how i have never come across Basil leaves when i visit the local super market. They say it be available after 11 am and gets immediately sold off too. Last week when i visited a cold storage here, i saw a fresh box of basil leaves. I picked it up and after coming home called my friend and noted down the recipe. This basil walnut pesto is a easy one to make and i loved the fresh smell of basil too.
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INGREDIENTS:
WALNUTS 5-6
BASIL LEAVES 1/2 CUP (TIGHTLY PACKED)
SALT TO TASTE
CHEESE 2 TBLSP
GREEN CHILLI 1-2
OLIVE OIL 2 TBLSP
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METHOD:
  • Wash the basil leaves and pat dry them. Keep aside 3-4 leaves for making the pesto pasta.
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  • Grind the leaves along with rest of the ingredients into a fine paste.( basil leaves, salt,green chilli,cheese,walnut and olive oil)
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  • With clean dry hands or spoon transfer it to a container and use it up within 3 days.  Basil walnut pesto is ready.
Stay tuned for the Basil pesto pasta recipe. Coming up tomorrow.
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Note:

  • I used parmesan cheese. You can use any variety of cheese.
  • Blanched almonds can be used instead of walnuts.
  • I added 2 green chilies and find the recipe spicy .




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17 comments:

  1. Yummy and tempting color of the pesto...Love it with spaghetti...

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  2. Nice green color you've got :-) I have tried with pine nuts and it turned out yummy!! Have enjoyed walnut pesto at Italian restaurant at vivo city and I still remember the taste!!! Yum!!

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  3. Scrumptious!!!!!!!!!! Good one....

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  4. ya..i have also never come across basil leaves..but heard its available at giants...love the click..looks so good and the nice bowl too!!

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  5. Love that bright green colour..love to have with some pasta..yumm

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  6. Yummy & healthy pesto it is, I usually add garlic instead of green chilly :) Nice clicks !!

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  7. i have used the spinanch for pesto :) never tasted this basil leaves !!! so i am sure it would have tasted good !

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  8. delicious pesto sauce.

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  9. Walnut with basil is a good blend.

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  10. Looks and sounds healthy...nice pesto recipe

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  11. Dear jeyasri i have been watching your recipes and trying some of them. Your eggless cake recipes are a hit with my ppl. Thanks a lot. The basil which you have mentioned here is it thulasi?



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