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Pesto (Best Basic - Foodrepubic.Com) Recipe

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Submitted by finleyrc

Makes 10 servings



Pesto is the most classic way to use basil in Italian cooking?though this herb has many other uses. Still, you really can't go wrong with a whole bunch of meals once you can master this basic pesto recipe. http://www.foodrepublic.com/2011/04/06/best-basic-pesto-recipe

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto (best basic - foodrepubic.com)

2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups basil, leaves, packed, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pine nuts, lightly toasted
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)

Recipe Directions for Pesto (best basic - foodrepubic.com)

  1. Place garlic, basil, salt, pine nuts, and cheese in a food processor or blender and process until it turns into a paste.

  2. Gradually blend in olive oil until the desired texture is achieved.

  3. Adjust seasoning as needed.

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Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 15.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
78
Calories from Fat
75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.3g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
314mg
13%
Potassium
24mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
0.5g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
0.9g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3% 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
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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