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If you love pesto, this traditional basil pesto sauce should definitely be on your to-make list!
I’m writing about this clean eating traditional pesto sauce recipe from an Amtrak train on my way to Old Sacramento for the weekend. The scenery is ever-changing and switches from wide open fields to old shanties, farmhouses, and small towns that give the impression that only 5 people live there.
I love the open green fields and all the clouds, even in their currently gray state, promising to rain down on us at any second. The speckled cows and white sheep are grazing, and the trees are few and far between. Occasionally, we pass a set of new houses that look odd in the middle of all this farmland. Almost like a polished, sparkly celebrity trying to fit in at the local dairy. Oddly out of place but still part of the landscape. The old church buildings make me want to plan a small country wedding, and the large warehouses remind me that industry is never far away from peaceful landscapes and a slower pace of life.
And with all of that scenery blowing by at close to the speed of the winds fighting against the train, all I can think about is the dinner I’m making tonight and how I really can’t wait to get home. Even Mini Chef said this clean eating traditional pesto sauce recipe is one of my best.
So, with that in mind, here is my recipe. And remember, a little goes a long way. Keep that in mind when adding this to any dish. The homemade stuff always flavors foods far more than the store-bought stuff. At least, that’s been my experience. And proceed with caution because this stuff can become addictive very, very quickly.
MORE HEALTHY PESTO RECIPES:
BASIL PESTO SAUCE RECIPE:
Basil Pesto Recipe
- 1 cup fresh basil (packed)
- 7 medium cloves garlic
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- ½ cup roasted pine nuts
- salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until you have a nice, smooth pesto sauce.