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Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by labarohn

Makes 8 servings



Sauce to use for appetizers or on pasta.

Recipe Ingredients for Fresh Basil Pesto

2 fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 dash kosher salt
1 dash pepper

Recipe Directions for Fresh Basil Pesto

  1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.

  2. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth.

  3. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.

  5. If freezing, transfer to an air-tight container and drizzle remaining oil over the top. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and stir in cheese.

Categories

Side Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 29.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
216
Calories from Fat
204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.7g
35%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
37mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
1.1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.2g
Protein
3.0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7% 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
D+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
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