Simple Basil Pesto
|Fresh basil leaves||2 Ounce (60 Grams)|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm)|
|Pine nuts||2 Tablespoon|
|Extra virgin olive oil||3 1⁄2 Fluid Ounce (100 Milliliter)|
|Freshly grated parmesan||7 Tablespoon|
|Dried pasta||1 Pound (500 Grams)|
Place basil, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil in a food processor; pulse until smooth.
Transfer to a bowl.
Stir in parmesan until well combined.
Add salt to taste.
Set aside or store .
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water, until firm to the bite if serving hot or just firm to the bite if serving as a salad.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
Return pasta with the pesto to the warm pasta pot.
Toss well to coat, adding reserved water as needed.
Serve immediately or at room temperature.
Calories 829 Calories from Fat 368
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40 g62.2%
Saturated Fat 6.8 g33.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 23.1 mg7.7%
Sodium 499.5 mg20.8%
Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.4%
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.2%
Sugars 4.6 g
Protein 26 g51.5%
Vitamin A 17.3% Vitamin C 5.7%
Calcium 32.2% Iron 17.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet