Pesto Sauce: Make It Yourself, Easy Fabulous & Dairy Free

Pesto has always been one of my favorite sauces but freshly made pesto trumps any of the packaged stuff you can buy. Just seeing the bright green color bursting in the food processor, whirring to smooth perfection, will tell you that this is definitely worth making at home. Many supermarkets sell whole basil plants potted in soil to grow on a sunny windowsill. If you can find this, not only will you have a continuous crop of basil but your house will smell so delicious! 

The versatility of pesto lends itself to many dishes, including the obvious wonderful pasta dish. It’s nice to keep a container of homemade pesto in the fridge to use on any or all of the following serving suggestions:

 • mix it with corkscrew pasta and sun-dried tomatoes
 • serve it over cold cherry tomatoes
 • use it as salad dressing
 • spread it on a sandwich
 • drizzle it on pizza
 • brush it on grilled vegetables
 • spoon it on top of a baked potato
 • place it on little toasts for bruschetta

For the super easy, super delicious recipe, completely dairy-free go to Vegan American princess:

Ellen Francis

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