Pesto Sauce

This homemade pesto is full of color and flavor, and is delicious over pasta, chicken, or fresh steamed veggies.

Pesto Sauce

Ingredients

  • ½ cups (120 ml) olive oil
  • ½ cups (60 g) grated Parmesan
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons pine nuts
  • salt and 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.

Notes

Recipe yields enough sauce to coat 1 pound (455g) of pasta.