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Basic Pesto Sauce

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Ingredients
  Lightly packed fresh basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs), washed (Thoroughly Dried)
  Grated parmesan cheese 3 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Place basil.
Parmesan, and oil in a blender or food processor.
Process until basil is finely chopped.
Use pesto at once or place in small jars adding a thin layer of olive oil to each jar to keep pesto from darkening: refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for longer storage.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Basil
Interest: 
Quick

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1432 Calories from Fat 1194

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 135 g208.3%

Saturated Fat 29.8 g149.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 74.8 mg24.9%

Sodium 1322 mg55.1%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.7%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 48 g95.7%

Vitamin A 514% Vitamin C 144%

Calcium 179.4% Iron 92.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Basic Pesto Sauce Recipe