|Garlic||6 Clove (30 gm), chopped|
|Fresh basil leaves||16 Large|
|Parmesan cheese||6 Tablespoon|
|Chopped pine nuts/Walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Olive oil||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
In mortar and pestle or in electric blender, crush or blend all ingredients except the oil to a smooth paste.
Slowly blend in oil and stir until smooth.
Serve with hot pasta; toss pasta with 1 to 2 tablespoons butter with pesto to taste.
Leftovers may be placed in a small jar, covered with olive oil, and refrigerated.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1600 Calories from Fat 1368
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 156 g240.4%
Saturated Fat 31.5 g157.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 61.2 mg20.4%
Sodium 2420.8 mg100.9%
Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.2%
Sugars 2.4 g
Protein 40 g79.2%
Vitamin A 28.3% Vitamin C 26.1%
Calcium 115.9% Iron 25.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet