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Classic Basil Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by tattooed_kitty

Makes 16 servings



Basil pesto that uses pepitas instead of pine nuts. 1 svg = 1 Tbsp

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Basil Pesto

2 cups basil, packed
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup Pepitas
3 cloves garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Classic Basil Pesto

Combine basil w/ pepitas, pulse a few times in a food processor. Add garlic, pulse a few more. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while hte food processor is on. Stop to scrape down sides of processor w/ a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese, pulse again until blended. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Categories

Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 17.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.3g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
207mg
9%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
2.4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 5% 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
C-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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