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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 huckkj

Makes 4 servings



You can double this recipe and add over pasta (add pasta water if needed.

Recipe Ingredients for Basil Pesto

1 1/2 cups basil
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Basil Pesto

  1. toast pine nuts

  2. blend pine nuts, garlic, basil

  3. slowly pour in oil while blending

  4. blend in cheese

Categories

Seafood, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 52.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
291
Calories from Fat
258
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.7g
44%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
192mg
8%
Potassium
147mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
3.2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
0.7g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 16% Iron 8%
* 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
  • High in manganese
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