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Basil pesto recipes - 4 recipes

By Sarahpph

This is my favorite sauce in my homemade pizza recipes, but I like to transform it into an avocado pesto sauce (and I can use the leftover avocados to make guacamole, hehe). You can check out my delicious recipe for vegan pizza here. It had my Texan meat-eater friends asking for more. Have a look. I really think that a handful of chopped pinenuts gives this sauce the extra edge, and I also use it (with or without avocados) as a pasta sauce when I'm strapped for time. You'll be surprised how easy it is to make, and once you learn, you'll never look back.

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Toast pine nuts until golden brown

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • 3 ounces pine nuts (a handful)
  • 2 cloves garlic, popped from skin
  • 1 bunch basil, about 40 to 50 leaves
5/5 (1 Votes)


Assemble sandwich and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2 to 3 minutes per side

  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 large ripe tomato at room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese at room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 Tbsp basil pesto sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
4.4/5 (8 Votes)


Healthy Yummy Easy Pasta for two

  • 1/4 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 lb Chicken (boneless Skinless)
  • 1 green onion
  • one 8 oz can of artichoke hearts
  • 1 tbsp. basil pesto
  • 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 oz penne pasta
  • parmesan cheese
4.2/5 (6 Votes)


In mini-chop, chop garlic to mince

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 C packed fresh basil
  • 1 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 6-8 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp walnuts, toasted
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • red pepper flakes
  • chopped walnuts, toasted
  • fresh basil
  • sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2.3/5 (10 Votes)

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