Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by serradee

Makes 4 servings



Quick and simple pesto. Based on Jamie Oliver's recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto

1/4 cup pine nuts
3/4 cup fresh basil
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Pesto

  1. Roast the pine nuts.

  2. Crush everything with a mortar and pestle.

  3. Add enough olive oil to bind it all together.

  4. Adjust for taste.

Categories

Herbs, Nuts, Pasta, First Course, Main Dish, Italian, No Cook, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 21.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
121
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.6g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
74mg
3%
Potassium
73mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
1.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
1.4g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
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