Classic Pesto

This is three recipes in one, and all are equally good! Keep pesto on hand to toss with pasta, spread on sandwiches, mix into salads or to top hot meats or vegetables.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 20

Ingredients

2
cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
3/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
3
cloves garlic
1/4
cup pine nuts
  • 1 In blender or food processor, place all ingredients.
  • 2 Cover; blend on medium speed about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Tablespoon)
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    70mg
    70%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    0g
    0%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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