Basil Pesto

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups packed fresh basil leaves

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup pine nuts (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  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
18g Fat
2g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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