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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

177 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 17.9g 28% DV; cholesterol 4.4mg 2% DV; sodium 87.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
I made this, but cut the recipe in half since it's just me and my daughter. I can tell you this is simple and delicious recipe if you like Pesto. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
I made this, but cut the recipe in half since it's just me and my daughter. I can tell you this is simple and delicious recipe if you like Pesto. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2020
I like thatthe ingredients can be adjusted to what I have on hand. Don't want to go shopping in this time of covid19 pandemic. Don't have a photo as I don't have a smart phone yet. Something to dream about. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2019
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 start with and then add more if needed. Super simple and great flavor but the amount of oil needs tweaking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
Really good on any fish. Made it for my husband's salmon and my sea bass. Equally good on both. I oversalted so put in some lemon which toned that down. Read More