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Basic Pesto Sauce
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Rating: 4.1/5 (56 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dinner
Prep Time:
Total Time:
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 657
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 69g
Saturated Fat 12g
Unsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 62mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A  8%Vitamin C  3%
Calcium  19%Iron  6%
Potassium  4%Vitamin E  26%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Basic Pesto Sauce

Recipe Tags: Sauce Recipes

Date Added: November 18, 2016
Great for pasta dishes and salads.


3 Cloves Of Garlic
1 Basil bunch (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup Pine Nuts
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
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1. Peel and crush the garlic cloves.

2. Mince the basil leaves.

3. Blend garlic, basil, and 1/2 cup olive oil, and cheese in a food processor or blender. Use low speed and stop often to stir.

4. Gently blend in remainder of olive oil and the pine nuts.

5. Let sit for an hour before using.

Comments on Basic Pesto Sauce Recipe:

Posted by a Visitor - May 21, 2012
One of my favorite recipes of all time. I usually use fresh basil from my garden for the best flavor.
Steve S. - July 30, 2008
This was sooooo easy to make and delicious! Highly recommend over pasta.
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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is very low-sodium with 61.75mg per serving and low-cholesterol with 10mg per serving

This recipe is high in Vitamin E with 26% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with MSG, Cheese, Garlic, Olive Oil allergies.
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