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Versatile Homemade Pesto Sauce

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  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly grated romano cheese/Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Loosely packed fresh basil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium
  Pine nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste

In a blender, place ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, ½ cup freshly grated Romano cheese, 1 cup lightly-packed fresh basil, 2 medium cloves garlic, ½ cup pine nuts, ¼ teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Blend about 30 seconds, or until you have a smooth sauce. You may gently warm the sauce, but do not cook it. You may toss it with cooked pasta, or spread it over grilled chicken or a lightly sautéed fish fillet. It is very flavorful, and makes a lovely accompaniment to many dishes. Enjoy!!! --Betty
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Pine Nut
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
A perfect pesto can spruce up anything from pastas to sandwiches. Give your dishes a flavorful kick with Betty's easy to make pesto sauce recipe. Stream the recipe video and make your delicious pesto sauce in just 20 minutes. Rest assured, you would be hooked to it for good.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1663 Calories from Fat 1503

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 167 g257.1%

Saturated Fat 19.6 g97.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52 mg17.3%

Sodium 1088.4 mg45.3%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.2%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 26 g52.9%

Vitamin A 29.9% Vitamin C 12.1%

Calcium 60.3% Iron 29.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Versatile Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe Video