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Pesto Recipe

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


Submitted by ellenmoriah

Makes 4 servings



Standard recipe with a slight twist.

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto

3 cloves garlic
2 cups fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons pine nuts (pignolia), lightly toasted
1 dash salt and pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (first cold pressed)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 lemon juice to taste

Recipe Directions for Pesto

  1. Using a food processor, mince garlic, basil, toasted pine nuts, and salt & pepper. Blend well. Add the olive oil and blend again. Finally, add the parmesan.

  2. Add lemon juice to taste.

  3. Serve at room temperature. This will last for 2-3 days in the 'fridge, or you can freeze it.

Categories

Herbs, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 60.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
342
Calories from Fat
316
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
35.1g
54%
Saturated Fat
6.2g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
193mg
8%
Potassium
99mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
2.4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
6.2g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 17% 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
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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