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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 kathyjordansaff

Makes 2 servings



Recipe actually makes enough for at least four servings, but my husband and I like to use a lot on our pasta. :)

Recipe Ingredients for Basil Pesto

2 cups basil leaves
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil

Recipe Directions for Basil Pesto

Put all ingredients in food processor and pulse until finely minced. Store in an airtight container, or put it right on your pasta or bread.
Categories

Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 77.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
216
Calories from Fat
189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.0g
32%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
79mg
3%
Potassium
272mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
4.5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
4.3g
Vitamin A 45% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 13% Iron 11%
* 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
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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