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Homemade Basil Pesto

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Basil pesto is a quintessential spring time dish in Italy when the basil comes out. It is the perfect time of the year to make basil pesto. Enjoy basil pesto with crackers, pasta or anything else that you like. It’s full of flavors and a great accompaniment to have.
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) (Chopped Freshly)
  Small basil leaves 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Toasted pine nuts 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Pecorino cheese/Greek yogurt 2 Tablespoon (Grated)
  Salt To Taste

Take olive oil in a blender. Add chopped garlic and give it a shot.
Add the basil leaves to the blender. Pulse it, do not blend or the basil will be ruined.
Take out the pulsed basil and add toasted pine nuts to the blender. Pulse it again.
Add pulsed pine nuts to basil.
Add 2 tbsp of sardo pecorino cheese or Greek yogurt to basil and mix.
Add salt to taste and more olive oil of required.
Enjoy with pasta or crackers or in a mixture of fresh beans and potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Basil, Tofu
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
For all pasta lovers out there, here is amazingly delightful spring time basil pesto recipe which will surely add taste and zing to your pasta platter. Watch the video to see how the chef makes this wonderful pesto and mixes it with the pasta. Now its your turn to do the same...

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 995 Calories from Fat 858

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 96 g147.4%

Saturated Fat 9.2 g46%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10.6 mg3.5%

Sodium 708.1 mg29.5%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.2%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 21 g43%

Vitamin A 380.2% Vitamin C 111.3%

Calcium 81.4% Iron 80%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe Video