Basil Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy basil pesto recipe? Learn how to make basil pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by carababeara

Makes 6 servings



traditional italian pesto with basil, best served over grilled or baked chicken.

Recipe Ingredients for basil pesto

1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups fresh basil
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for basil pesto

In a blender or food processor, pulse the basil, pine nuts, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add the oil until the mixture is smooth and thick. Add the cheese and pulse until just incorporated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Categories

Herbs, Main Dish, Italian, Quick, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 41.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
236
Calories from Fat
219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.3g
37%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
322mg
13%
Potassium
72mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
1.6g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
4.3g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 11% Iron 4%
* 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
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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