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Homemade Pesto

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  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Basil 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Pine nuts/Pecans/walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Place garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and chop until fine. Add basil, pine nuts, pecans, or walnuts, and process until fully blended.
2. Add Parmesan cheese and very, very slowly add olive oil, gradually increasing the amount.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1623 Calories from Fat 1389

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 159 g243.9%

Saturated Fat 32.8 g164%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 82.3 mg27.4%

Sodium 1439.2 mg60%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.2%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 44 g88.8%

Vitamin A 114% Vitamin C 35.7%

Calcium 123.9% Iron 37%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Homemade Pesto Recipe