Classic Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by jaccamacho

Makes 12 servings



Yield: 3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Pesto

2 tbsp pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, peeled
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 oz basil leaves (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Classic Pesto

Drop nuts and garlic through food chute with food processor on; process until minced. Add oil; pulse 3 times. Add basil, cheese, and salt; process until finely minced, scraping sides of bowl once.
Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 19.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
113mg
5%
Potassium
44mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
0.8g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 6% 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
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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