Adding cacao nibs to traditional basil pesto gives your menu a smoky dimension. Use this pesto on pasta or spread it on toasted crusty bread topped with grated Italian cheese for a unique and healthy appetizer. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place basil leaves in a mini processor. Add 2 tablespoons oil, cacao nibs, 2 tablespoons pine nuts, lemon juice, peppercorns, and sea salt. Pulse until coarse. Add more oil if needed and blend into a creamy paste. Mix in remaining pine nuts.

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  • Use pesto immediately or refrigerate in a glass container topped with oil to avoid browning.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 6.9g 2% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 122.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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