It’s not uncommon for many households to have an unused blender, primarily since it’s not a popular appliance for all demographics. Although it’s mostly for creating savory sweets in the form of smoothies and milkshakes, it can also be a great tool to create healthy blends with nutrient-rich ingredients. This brings a unique idea of using a blender beyond its beverage-making purposes. A blender’s core function is to grind solid ingredients into liquid form, making it a DIY pasta sauce maker.
Grinding different ingredients into a paste isn’t a new idea. Some people use a blender to make their own peanut butter and other dips and sauces. There’s no reason the machine can’t be used to create smooth, delicious pasta sauces as well!
In this article, we’ll share a three-step guide you can follow to turn your idle blender into a sauce-making machine!
The first step to making pasta sauce is checking if your blender still works as it should, especially if it’s been too long since you last used it. Try a slight test run by making yourself a simple milkshake with some fruits, milk, ice, and some water. If you’re confident that it can run properly, you can proceed to collect your ingredients. For this article, we’ll give you a general list of items you should prepare for pesto sauce. Take 6 cups of basil leaves, ½ cup of toasted walnuts, 2 garlic cloves, ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, and ½ cup olive oil as your base. You can also add other ingredients to add a unique twist to your personal blend.
The best part of using a blender as a DIY pasta maker is you just have to drop everything in and let the blades do all the work! Since pesto sauce is relatively simple, you don’t have to prepare the ingredients in advance. However, making other sauces that contain fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens requires you to trim unnecessary parts that can mess up your sauce’s flavor. Remember to toss aside hard stems, nubs, seeds, and other inedible bits before putting your ingredients in the blender. Don’t forget to dice the ingredients into smaller pieces if you’re having issues fitting them all inside.
Besides dicing your ingredients into a fine paste, the speed of its lades will also cause the liquid solution to heat up. This is because the spinning blades cause friction to occur, raising the temperature inside the blender slightly to activate the flavor inside your different ingredients. You can stop blending to do a taste test now and then if you’ll need to add in more salt, pepper, or other spices. This tells you if you’ve got the right taste you want. Once you have your slightly heated pasta blend, all you have to do is toss it on freshly cooked pasta and you’ve got yourself a pasta meal without hours of chopping and cooking in the kitchen.
Although it’s fun to utilize your old appliance with new means, you should always look at its warranty and condition before trying out these experimental DIY hacks. To avoid compromising your blender’s usability after making a personal blend sauce, it’s better to invest in a product that’s powerful enough to withstand your different blending needs.
At Cleanblend, our products are made from the best components to handle all sorts of blending purposes. Our blenders' food-grade stainless steel can liquify anything it touches paired with a 3 HP, 1800 watt motor powerful enough to grind anything into paste. If you want a real tough and durable appliance for all your blending needs, purchase our Cleanblend blenders today!
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