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Pesto Sauce

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


  • ½ cup (120 ml) olive oil
  • ½ cup (60 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons pine nuts
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  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 1 pound (455g) of pasta.

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