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Pesto Pasta is one of our family’s favorite meals.  It is a go to when we are entertaining and it is one of those comfort meals my kids say makes them feel loved and cozy at home.

I am excited to share this recipe with you.

I get my ingredients from Trader Joe’s but these are pretty every day  ingredients.  So, if you do not have a Trader Joe’s near you then just find your “go-tos” from your local store.

Ingredients:

1 package fresh organic basil  (I cut off the stems)

1 handful pine nuts

1 handful of parmesan cheese

2 gloves fresh garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tsp kosher sea salt

Pesto Ingredients

Layer all ingredients listed above in your food processor in the order listed.  Blend to a consistency of your liking.  We tend to like ours a little on the chunky side.  You can also add to the amounts listed above…I literally wing mine each time I make it.

We use this on top of pasta, as a condiment for sandwiches and also as a dip. As shown here in this photo.

Pesto & Chips square

We use organic corn tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s.  If you are not into eating corn (I limit how much I eat), there are several varieties of chips on the market today that are Corn FREE.  This would also be good in a warp as well.

This is super easy to make and always a party favorite.   I top my Pesto Dip with a little extra parmesan cheese as a garnish.

Enjoy!

 

As a pasta sauce!!

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