Classic Pesto

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Ingredients

2
cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
3/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
3
cloves garlic
1/4
cup pine nuts

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Place all ingredients in blender or food processor.
  • 2 Cover and blend on medium speed about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Cilantro Pesto: Substitute 1 1/2 cups firmly packed fresh cilantro and 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh parsley for the fresh basil.

Spinach Winter Pesto: Substitute 2 cups firmly packed fresh spinach and 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves or 1/4 cup dried basil leaves for the fresh basil.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 g
2%
Cholesterol
5 mg
5%
Sodium
70 mg
70%
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
2 g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.