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Pesto Sauce

Ingredients
  Tightly packed basil 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Fresh)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Parsley sprigs 6
  Pine nuts/Walnuts / almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly grated cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Parmesan / Romano)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Place the basil in a food blender (don't bother trying this with dried basil; it won't work).
Add the oil, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and nuts.
Blend until all are chopped very fine.
Remove from the blender and add the grated cheese.
Put in soups or on pasta.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Sauce
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Basil
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1416 Calories from Fat 1273

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 145 g223.5%

Saturated Fat 25.2 g125.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52 mg17.3%

Sodium 1008.6 mg42%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 24 g48.8%

Vitamin A 117.6% Vitamin C 50.1%

Calcium 73.7% Iron 36.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Pesto Sauce Recipe