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Basil Pesto

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Basil pesto is extremely versatile! It enhances the flavor for all dishes like steak, chicken, fish, vegetables, and pasta! After the ingredients are combined and formed into a tube shape, simply slice whatever size portion you need and freeze the rest! Easy-breezy to prepare and bursting with flavor!"
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15 m servings 177
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Combine basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add garlic, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. Pulse until mixture becomes smooth and blended.
  2. Pour mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap; roll into a tube shape and seal. Store in the refrigerator until needed.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use walnuts instead of pine nuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 177 calories; 17.9 1.7 3.7 4 87 Full nutrition

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The flavor in this is excellent but as written is is way too oily . I used this right away so there was no need to wrap it in plastic for later use. I highly recommend cutting the oil in half to...