Pesto Sauce

Submitted By : Vitamix

Dietary Interests: Vegetarian, Low Sodium, No Added Sugar, Gluten-Free, Low Cholesterol

Pesto Sauce

Yield:

1.5 c ( 360 ml )

Total Time:

11 Minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons (25 g) pine nuts
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 7.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

Recipe yields enough sauce to coat one pound of pasta.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.