Pesto sauce recipes are simple and easy once you learn the basic pesto recipe. You can make a traditional recipe or a non-traditional pesto recipe. And by using a marble mortar and pestle, you will release more flavor from your basil leaves.
This gives you a much better tasting pesto sauce recipe to enjoy on your freshly made pasta or pesto as a topping for your pizza.
A marble mortar and pestle has been used for centuries and may actually
be the original food processor. It's great for grinding, pounding, and
mashing up just about anything that will fit into its base.
However, most people seem to opt for the food processor or a high
speed blender for convenience. Its basically up to you - do you want
more flavor or more speed?
Marble Mortar and Pestle
This old fashioned "technology" will help your spices and herbs
taste much better because the aromas don't get burned off by excessive
mortar and pestle is the most popular for all around use. It's a
very hard stone which helps it resist absorption of odors and
Another reason a marble mortar and pestle is so popular -
its substantial weight which makes it easier to grind up hard foods such
A mortar and pestle can also be made from stainless steel,
ceramic, wood, porcelain, granite, and lava stone.
How to Make Pesto - Basic Pesto Sauce Recipe
2 Big Handfuls of Fragrant Basil Leaves (rinsed & dried)