How To Make Pesto Sauce And Freeze It

Carbonara, Fettuccine, Alfredo, Tomato sauce- these are some of the tasty sauces we put on our favorite pasta. Have you tried making the pesto sauce? If not, then this is the right time to do it.The recipe and ingredients are super simple.

Pesto is an Italian green herb and oil sauce which originated in Genoa in Liguria region of northern Italy. This sauce traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, & European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmesan cheese and Fiore Sardo (cheese from sheep's milk.) Basil gives the green color to the sauce, and olive oil adds the fragrant aroma. Pesto sauce has different uses. You can mix it with pasta, rice, and soups. Aside from what is mentioned, You can also use it as a spread on meat and sandwiches. There is so much more you can do with pesto.

Basil is a green herb with small leaves. It is used freshly in cooked recipes. Thai basil, sweet basil, and Saint Joseph's Wort are some of its known names. If you want to preserve Basil, you can store it in plastic bags and put in the fridge.Did you know that Basil is high in antioxidants and is considered one of the nutritious herbs? It is rich in vitamin A and C and contains potassium, magnesium, and iron.

In making the Pesto sauce, just make sure to follow the recipe carefully. To freeze pesto, you can put in a ziplock bag, cut a corner of the bag about "1/2 size hole. Squeeze it like icing into ice cube trays. Freeze the trays and then transfer to freezer bags. You can freeze it together with a cheese too.

These pesto cubes are good to use for up to 6 months. You can also freeze pesto in small jars or plastic containers. These pesto jars are good for 9-12 months.

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