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Basil Pesto

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  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) (Or More)
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Ground white pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Packed basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs), stems removed
  Flat leaf parsley leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), stems removed
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste

To a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the garlic, butter, white pepper, and nutmeg.
With the processor running, add the Parmesan, then the basil and the parsley.
Trickle the oil into the processor until the sauce is smooth.
If necessary, add a little hot water to the sauce in order to reach the desired consistency.
Then add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Quick, Healthy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1123 Calories from Fat 982

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 109 g167.3%

Saturated Fat 38 g189.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 151.6 mg50.5%

Sodium 1358.1 mg56.6%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.4%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 27 g53.8%

Vitamin A 104% Vitamin C 51.1%

Calcium 82.6% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basil Pesto Recipe