Rating: 4.5 stars
345 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 232
  • 4 star values: 97
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4

This recipe is something that you can make quickly and easily using a blender. Everything you need is easy to find in your local supermarket. This paste is great for putting on or in meat and pastas, or with cottage cheese in stuffed pasta shells. Once I start making this, the orders from friends and family keep coming in. For best taste, pesto should be heated up in the meal it's being prepared with.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the basil in a blender. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of the oil, and blend basil into a paste. Gradually add pine nuts, Brazil nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, chili powder, and remaining oil. Continue to blend until smooth.n

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Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fat 23.9g; cholesterol 3.9mg; sodium 70mg. Full Nutrition
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