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Blender Pesto
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Meal Type:
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Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 6 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 336
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 33g
50%
Saturated Fat 17g
26%
Unsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 33mg
11%
Sodium 537mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A  28%Vitamin C  12%
Calcium  36%Iron  28%
Potassium  12%Vitamin E  4%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Blender Pesto

Date Added: January 04, 2014

Ingredients:

2 Cups Leaves Basil fresh packed
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil olive
2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts toasted lightly
2 Cloves Of Garlic peeled (up to 3)
1 Teaspoon Salt fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese parmesan, grated
2 Tablespoons Cheddar Cheese romano, grated
3 Tablespoons Butter (1 1/2 Lbs.)
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Directions:

1. Put the basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic cloves and salt in the blender or food processor, (I use the food processor), and mix at high speed.

2. Stop from time to time and scrape the ingredients down toward the bottom with a rubber spatula.

3. When the ingredients are evenly blended, pour into a bowl and beat in the two grated cheeses by hand.

4. (This is not much work, and it results in a more interesting texture and better flavor than you get when you mix in the cheese in the blender).

5. When the cheese has been evenly incorporated into the other ingredients, beat in the butter (softened to room temperature).

6. Before spooning the pesto over pasta, add to it a tablespoon or so of the hot water in which the pasta has been cooked.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 28% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is a good source of Vitamin C with 12% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Butter, Cheese, Garlic allergies.
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