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Basil Pecan Pesto

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars
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"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
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 232 calories; 24.3 2.7 2.9 3 132 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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...

Love this! I cut back to 1 cup of pecans (not toasted) and it seems just right to me. I put everything into the food processor except the oil, chopped it all up, and then added the oil through...

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...