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Fresh Basil Pesto

Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.
1 Servings - 10 min -
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Servings:1  | Calories:1512 | Total Fat:155g  | Chol:52mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 155g
238 %
Sat Fat 26g
130 %
Total Carb 15g
5 %
Fiber 4g
16 %
Sugars 2g
Cholesterol 52mg
17 %
Sodium 609mg
25 %
Protein 25g
50 %
66% Extra virgin olive oil
18% Pine nuts
12% Romano cheese
2% Others combined
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Special equipment needed: A food processor (Check's sales on Cuisinart food processors)

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