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Basil Pecan Pesto

grettagirl

"I prefer the taste of pecans over the pine nuts usually called for in pesto recipes. I developed this recipe over a summer of trial and error and prefer it to all other pesto recipes!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 232 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 232 calories; 24.3 g fat; 2.7 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 132 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious! I used toasted pecans. My pesto has a brownish color with flecks of the bright green basil. I used some on pasta and froze some for later use. Great recipe - I will be using it again!...

Most helpful critical review

Too many pecans. Reduce the pecans and add oil slowly at the end.

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Delicious! I used toasted pecans. My pesto has a brownish color with flecks of the bright green basil. I used some on pasta and froze some for later use. Great recipe - I will be using it again!...

Which type of basil leaves do you use? I grow sweet basil, boxwood basil and spicy basil. Which would you recommend?

Very good!! I had never used pecans for this and it was exellent!. Anne-in- Canada

Thanks for the idea of using pecans! I will make this again. FYI, I toasted the pecans in the microwave first to add more depth of flavor. (Melt 2 tsp to 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in medi...

I made this for dinner tonight. Used pecans fresh from Georgia and basil freshly harvested from my garden. Followed the proportions of the recipe exactly. I didn't have parmesian cheese so I ...

I was so happy to find a recipe using pecans instead of pine nuts since realizing how expensive pine nuts are. I did not toast the pecans and the pesto stayed green and was absolutely delicious...

I always have a TON of basil in the summer. One day recently I wanted to make pesto, but only had pecans on hand. I saw that someone else had made it this way, so I knew I was good to go. It was...

This was my first try at making pesto and it turned out wonderful. So glad I tried this recipe. I tried several others after this one, but none were nearly as good. I made a big batch and fr...

Awesome!!!! I used 1 cup pecans and 1/2 cup pine nuts, then added some lemon juice at the end. Had some good quality parmesan cheese and basil from my CSA box. This is a keeper!!