EZ Red Pesto Sauce


Very easy and fast red pesto for your pasta or chicken dish that nnanyone can make. You can spice this up with Spanish pepper (just a little), if desired. You can substitute lime juice for the lemon juice, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups fresh basil leaves

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, or to taste

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • cup olive oil

  • ½ cup pine nuts

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Blend basil leaves, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, pine nuts, and garlic together in a blender until a smooth paste forms. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
27g Fat
5g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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