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Basil Pesto

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A great pesto to serve over pasta, baked potatoes, to use on pizza or a variety of different ways.
Ingredients
  Basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs) (fresh)
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), toasted
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Pecorino romano cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Toast pine nuts on a cookie sheet in a 400° oven for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

MAKING
2. In a food processor, pulse the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and salt and pepper until finely chopped.
3. Gradually add oil to form a smooth and thick consistency.
4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cheese.

SERVING
5. Season pesto with more salt and pepper, if desired and serve with your favorite pasta or pizza.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Grinding
Ingredient: 
Basil
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 408 Calories from Fat 388

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g67.6%

Saturated Fat 6.8 g33.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5.5 mg1.8%

Sodium 402.4 mg16.8%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.61 g2.5%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A 12.7% Vitamin C 4.5%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 6.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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