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

Meal Type: Dinner
Prep Time:
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Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 2 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 613
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 63g
Saturated Fat 9g
Unsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 163mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A  32%Vitamin C  20%
Calcium  36%Iron  44%
Potassium  19%Vitamin E  30%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Pesto (Basil Sauce)

Recipe Tags: Sauce Recipes

Date Added: March 16, 2018


2 Teaspoons Garlic minced
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/8 Teaspoon Salt coarse
1 Cup Leaves Basil
2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts chopped
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1. Puree all the ingredients in a blender or in a food processor.

2. Or, if you want to do it the traditional way, pound the basil leaves, garlic, salt & nuts together with a mortar & pestle & then beat in the olive oil.

3. Use in soups or toss with hot pasta & serve as a main dish.

4. Smaller quantities make an ideal appetizer.

5. Will keep in the refrigerator or will freeze.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving

This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 32% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 20% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin E with 30% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Garlic, Olive Oil allergies.
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