Classic Basil Pesto

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

1/4
cup olive oil
2
cloves garlic
1/3
cup pine nuts
1
cup fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup fresh Italian parsley
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel

Directions

Directions

  • 1 In food processor, process oil, garlic and pine nuts until pureed. While processor is running, add basil and parsley a little at a time. Add cheese and lemon peel; process until smooth but slightly textured.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Freezing leftover pesto in ice cube trays provides perfect portions for a fast weeknight pasta dish.

Use whatever nuts you have on hand! Walnuts and almonds complement the other ingredients beautifully and add new dimension.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
229.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23.1g
36%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Cholesterol
4.8mg
2%
Sodium
100.6mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
3.0g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
4.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
16.10%
16%
Calcium
11.70%
12%
Iron
7.80%
8%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.