Pesto (Pesto Pitas with Pasta)

Demonstrated by: Karen Watanabe, Hawaiian Electric.
Quick & Easy Pasta Recipes on March 1, 1995.



Pesto (Pesto Pitas with Pasta)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 to 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender.
  2. Cover and process or blend until a puree is formed.
  3. Refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze until ready to use.
  4. Stir before using as the surface darkens when exposed to air.

Makes about 1 cup.

Pasta with Pesto:

  1. Toss 1/4 cup PESTO with 1 lb of freshly cooked hot pasta.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Pesto Pitas:

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon PESTO on a pita bread.
  2. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Broil in electric oven until golden brown.


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