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Basil Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Basil Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Basil Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by majigail

Makes 10 servings



A way to use all that fresh basil this spring!

Recipe Ingredients for Basil Pesto

2 cups Basil, Fresh
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese

Recipe Directions for Basil Pesto

  1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.

  3. If freezing, transfer to an air-tight container and drizzle remaining oil over the top. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and stir in cheese.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 27.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
172
Calories from Fat
166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.4g
28%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
345mg
14%
Potassium
37mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
0.8g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.3g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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