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Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by altsekdiet

Makes 6 servings



2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese (see Cook's Note)

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto

0.5 cup Olive Oil
2 clove Garlic
1/4 cup Pine Nuts
2 cup leaves, whole Basil, Fresh

Recipe Directions for Pesto

  1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 31.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.2g
31%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
1mg
0%
Potassium
28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
1.2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.2g
Protein
1.5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* 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
83% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
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