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Basil Pesto Spread
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Rating: 5/5 (3 votes cast)

Meal Type: Breakfast
Total Time:
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 1 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Basil Pesto Spread

Recipe Tags: Spread Recipes

Date Added: January 04, 2014

Ingredients:

2 Cups Basil 2 Cups Bright green aromatic basil tightly packed
1/3 Cup Olive Oil 1/3 Cup Extra-virgin olive oil up to 5
2 Unit Garlic 2 Unit White garlice cloves peeled
1/4 Cup Pine Nuts 1/4 Cup Pine nuts coarsely crushed
1 Unit Salt 1 Unit Salt (I used reduced sodium)
3 Tablespoons Port 3 Tablespoons Freshly grated imported parm
4 Tablespoons Romano Cheese 4 Tablespoons Freshly grated imported peco romano cheese
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Directions:

1. Recipe by: Panini, Crostini, Brushetta Place basil, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, and salt to taste in a blender.

2. Process until finely textured but not completely smooth.

3. Scrape pesto into a bowl and sir inthe cheeses.

4. If not using immediately, pour a thin layer of extra-irgin olie oil over the top.

5. Wrap tightly and refrigerate until needed. Makes about 1 cup.

6. Fresh basil pesto led the revolution in authentic Italian cooking in America.

7. It wasn't red and it didn't cook for hours on the stove.

8. In fact, it was green! And you didn't have to cook it at all! The fragrant green leaves, crushed with garlic and pine nuts, when tossed with freshly cooked pasta, creates a dish of unforgettale aroma and taste.

9. Aromatic pesto can be used as a spread for panini with equally memorable effect.

10. The following recipe produces a dense mixture specifically for panini; to use with pasta, just add a little more olive oil and thin with some hot pasta cooking water.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Cheese, Garlic, Alcohol, Olive Oil allergies.
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