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Elizabeth's Pesto with a Southern Twist

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious pesto with traditional ingredients. This has been booted up with some southern fried kick. You can spray ice cube trays with cooking spray and spoon in pesto, freeze until hard, and store in freezer in a resealable plastic bag."
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15 m servings 124
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Blend the basil, spinach, parsley, garlic, pecans, lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and black pepper in a food processor until all ingredients are integrated. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture until the mixture forms a paste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 124 calories; 12.5 1.3 2.5 6 156 Full nutrition

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This is really a delicious version of pesto sauce! I made this recipe as is, I didn't sub any ingredients at all.. & it was great! It took me literally 5 minutes to throw everything in my food ...

Quite delicious! The cayenne pepper gave it a little kick, I think next time I will use red pepper flakes. I am a huge fan of zest and the lemon zest added a nice freshness to the pesto.

amazing! I made the recipe exactly and it's so delicious. My husband and I have been eating this for days, with pasta and on bread. Much better than store bought pesto.

I didn't have the lemon but it came out wonderfully without it and I used crushed red pepper flakes instead of the cayenne. Froze as suggested and will be bringing it to a party with toasted fr...

This dish is wonderful for entertaining! Easy to make and the pesto is fantastic with other recipes. Super way to get my meat and potato man to eat something green.