Food Processor Short Cuts Part 2 – Sauces
When I first purchased my food processor, I started off slow. I used it just to chop veggies and ingredients for larger recipes and cut back on prep times. Once I was comfortable using my new kitchen tool, I decided to try my luck at making sauce. It was easier than I expected!
I found it easiest to start with a basic marinara - garlic, basil, sweet onion, roma tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Just chop it all up and place into the food processor. Blend until smooth and then bring to a simmer on the stove to get the raw taste out of the ingredients. A sprinkle of red pepper rounds it all out with a great kick.
You could also try your luck with fresh pesto - basil, walnuts or pine nuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. I love pesto with pasta or with chicken. This sauce also freezes well for future use, so go ahead and make a bigger batch.
What kind of sauces have you made with your food processor?