Monday, November 6th, 2017

Homemade vs. Store-Bought Pesto: Which Is Better?

Pesto is delicious. It goes well with pasta and meats. It can be used as a sandwich spread as well. Whether home made pesto tastes better than store bought is discussed in this article. If you want to make it yourself you will probably want some sort of food processor to make it easier. You also want good quality ingredients. The herbs should be fresh and you need good quality olive oil. Making it can be fun but buying it can be easier.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you really want to experience the boldly bright, herbaceous sauce in its ultimate form, then nothing besides whipping up a batch at home will do.
  • But in a pinch, you can buy pesto in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. Just make sure you go for this version instead of the one in a jar
  • Place the basil, garlic and nuts in a food processor, and pulse until everything is broken up and starting to come together.

“While traditional pesto calls for fresh basil, you can also make it with herbs, such as parsley, cilantro or sage, or swap in greens, like arugula or even spinach”

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