5 from 5 votes
Review Recipe

Herbed Basil Pesto

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
A simple no cook sauce perfect for tossing with veggies, pasta or spooning over grilled meat.
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  • 1 cup firm packed basil
  • 1 cup firm packed parsley, spinach or other herbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, walnuts or almonds
  • 1 large garlic clove, quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

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  1. Place the herbs in a food processor. Pour in 1 tablespoon of the oil and blend into a paste.

  2. Gradually add the remaining ingredients in order scraping as needed. Blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

Any leftover pesto can be either refrigerated for a few days. Or alternatively you can freeze in small portions for future use.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 152, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 238mg, Potassium: 97mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 1005%, Vitamin C: 2.8%, Calcium: 109%, Iron: 0.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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