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Basic Pesto Sauce

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  Lightly packed basil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)

In a blender or food processor, whirl basil, cheese, 1/2 cup of the oil, and garlic (if used) until smoothly pureed; add more oil if needed.
If made ahead, cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days; or freeze in small, easy-to-use portions.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1936 Calories from Fat 1613

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 183 g281.3%

Saturated Fat 41.7 g208.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 109.8 mg36.6%

Sodium 1931.4 mg80.5%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 7.9 g31.6%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 64 g127.5%

Vitamin A 517.5% Vitamin C 149.2%

Calcium 225.3% Iron 96.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Pesto Sauce Recipe