Very easy and fast red pesto for your pasta or chicken dish that anyone 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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 5.2g 2% DV; fat 27.2g 42% DV; cholesterol 8.8mg 3% DV; sodium 209.9mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2018
The family loved it. It was simple and quick. Didn't have an issue with the salt and we used half Parmesan and half pecorino Romano. Yummy. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2018
The family loved it. It was simple and quick. Didn't have an issue with the salt and we used half Parmesan and half pecorino Romano. Yummy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2016
Made as written and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2020
I always make basil pesto, but I wanted to try something new. This recipe was very easy to make an absolutely delicious, even better than my basil pesto. The only thing I changed was substituting chopped walnuts for pinenuts as I didn’t have any on hand and it still turned out great! Read More
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