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A question about a recipe: Creamy Pesto Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

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I have a question about the recipe "Creamy Pesto Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes" from Sophie - Wholehearted Eats. can I use pesto from a jar instead

asked by Trisha 4 months ago
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Trena Heinrich

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added 4 months ago

Yes, you can use pesto from a jar. When you have some extra time, you might try it making homemade pesto, especially now that basil is prolific and in-season. If you do find the time, I'd try making this recipe again and compare the flavor from jarred pesto to homemade pesto. Oftentimes I find my homemade efforts far exceed store bought, however it's nice to have choices. Best of luck, Trisha!

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Nancy

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added 4 months ago

Yes, if you don't have ingredients or means to make pesto from scratch.
But note..,
This recipe uses cashew cream in its pesto instead of Parmesan and pignoli.
Commercial Genoese Pesto will likely have both.

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PHIL

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added 4 months ago

Also this recipe doesn't contain olive oil which will also be In Store bought pesto as well as salt and pepper. Proceed carefully

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PHIL

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added 4 months ago

Also this recipe doesn't contain olive oil which will also be In Store bought pesto as well as salt and pepper. Proceed carefully

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PHIL

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added 4 months ago

And good morning Nancy