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Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by paocesp

Makes 4 servings



From: http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/001329fresh_basil_pesto.php

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for 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.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 47.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
249
Calories from Fat
231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.7g
40%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
388mg
16%
Potassium
102mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
2.3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
4.1g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%
* 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
  • High in manganese
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