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Cacao Nib Pesto

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"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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10 m servings 229
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Use pesto immediately or refrigerate in a glass container topped with oil to avoid browning.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 229 calories; 21.7 6.9 2.3 0 123 Full nutrition

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