Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by lizie33

Makes 4 servings



Pesto alla genovese, with slight variations to reduce fats and sodium.

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto

2 cups Basil
5 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. Pinenuts
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 1/2 oz. Parmesan

Recipe Directions for Pesto

Cut Basil and garlic until it is small enough and enough oils are present to make it into a small "cake." Press the pinenuts and crush into a paste and add to the rest. Fine grate the parmesan and add to the rest. Cut the mixture until it is all evenly distributed. Add olive oil.
Categories

Side Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 33.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
108
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.4g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
164mg
7%
Potassium
64mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
3.1g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
5.2g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 15% 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
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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