Basil Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by richiegirl

Makes 2 servings



Easy sauce for pasta. No need to buy this stuff in a jar! Can add a little fresh garlic if you like, and vary quantities, to taste.

Recipe Ingredients for Basil pesto

20 g basil leaves
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
20 g pine nuts
20 g parmesan
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Basil pesto

Whizz everything up together in a mini food processor / with a hand blender.
Categories

Herbs, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 57.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
352
Calories from Fat
331
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
36.8g
57%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
154mg
6%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
2.2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
5.6g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 13% Iron 7%
* 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
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
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