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Homemade Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by staceybdot

Makes 10 servings



Add a little flavor to any sandwich or mix it in with whole wheat pasta. Delicious!

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Pesto

4 cups of fresh basil
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Homemade Pesto

  1. Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

  2. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

  3. Makes 1 cup.

Categories

Vegetables, Appetizers, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 22.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
84
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
49mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
1.0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.5g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 7% Iron 3%
* 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 manganese
  • High in vitamin A
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