Pesto Sauce

1/2 cup {basil}, cut and sifted
2 tablespoons pine nuts, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups olive oil
1  stick butter
Soak basil in 1/2 cup water until all the water is absorbed.

Blend well with blender: nuts, basil, garlic powder, cheese. While still blending add oil, a little at a time. Add butter one piece at a time, still blending, until mixture becomes pasty.

Press into a jar and refrigerate.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10 min

Servings: makes 1/4 cup

From: Frontier Files

Chef Suggestions
To seal well, coat top with melted butter.

Serve on piping hot pasta.
Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 270 calories, 29g total fat, 20mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 2g total carbohydrate and 3g protein.