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Basil Pesto Sauce

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  Basil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Loosely Packed)
  Olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 3 Tablespoon

Put basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic and salt into a blender or food processor.
Process until smooth.
Pour sauce into a small bowl.
Add Parmesan cheese and Romano pecorino cheese or extra Parmesan cheese.
Mix to blend.
Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2143 Calories from Fat 1889

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 215 g330.9%

Saturated Fat 42.2 g211.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 85.5 mg28.5%

Sodium 3622 mg150.9%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 48 g95.8%

Vitamin A 85.3% Vitamin C 29.9%

Calcium 138.7% Iron 34.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe