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Pampered Chef: Help- Can't find basil pesto

  1. Amber


    I need your help :eek: I am having a tapas party tomorrow night, and can't find the basil pesto anywhere! Where did you find yours? What does it look like? I have been to 2 different stores and no luck, so I figured I must not know what I am looking for. Can you help me :confused:
    Thanks :)
    Aug 24, 2005
  2. ChefSandyK

    ChefSandyK Member


    You can find it in most grocery stores in the refrigerated section next to where they keep the fresh pasta. It will be in a round container (usually clear) and will be green in color. If you have a Costco near you, they also carry it in their refrigerated section (by the parmasan cheese), but it is a bigger container than you will buy in the grocery store.

    Hope this helps,
    Aug 24, 2005
  3. cla519

    cla519 Member

    I found mine in the pasta sauces section.
    Aug 24, 2005
  4. Tash

    Tash Member

    Make it

    You can also make it if you cannot find it. It's really easy and much better tasting too. No preservatives. You can also freeze any leftovers for next time.

    2 c. fresh basil leaves
    2 lg. garlic cloves
    1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    2 tbsp. freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
    1/4 c. pine nuts or walnuts
    1/2 c. olive oil
    Salt & freshly ground pepper

    Combine the basil, garlic, cheeses and nuts in a food processor or blender. Process to mix. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and process to the desired consistency. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes about 1 cup.
    Aug 24, 2005
  5. Amber


    Thank you soooo much!!! I was able to go right to it at the store :) I feel so silly that I spent so much time looking for it :eek:
    Thanks again. The recipe for homemade sounds pretty good too.
    Aug 24, 2005
  6. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

    Did you shred the cheese or just chop it in the chopper?
    Jun 4, 2006
  7. jdavis

    jdavis Veteran Member


    I wouldn't worry about it, I had never heard of it and I had to ask an employee where to find it the first time myself.
    Jun 4, 2006
  8. Ann F

    Ann F Advanced Member Gold Member

    I bought a jar a while back and now can't remember which recipe I was wanting to try!!! Any ideas?

    Do you think it's my recent 50th bday?? :(
    Jun 4, 2006
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