|Canned anchovy fillets||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Garlic||4 Clove (20 gm)|
|Toasted pine nuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Grated parmesan cheese||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Coarse sea salt||1 Tablespoon|
|Extra virgin olive oil||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sea salt||To Taste|
In a food processor, pulse basil, garlic and toasted pine nuts for about a minute, scraping down with a rubber spatula.
Next, add the grated parmesan cheese and sea salt. Slowly blend in the olive oil, a little at a time.
Season with fresh cracked pepper and additional salt if desired.
To prepare a basic pesto pasta, mix 2 cups cooked whole wheat penne pasta with about 1/2 cup fresh pesto. You can use any type of pasta you like and add fresh diced rotisserie chicken if desired.
Sprinkle with additional grated parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts and fresh basil leaves if desired.
If you can't find pine nuts or just don't want to spend the money, walnuts are a great substitute. Hope you enjoy this.
Calories 1480 Calories from Fat 1333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 146 g223.9%
Saturated Fat 13.4 g66.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 84.1 mg28%
Sodium 6034.8 mg251.5%
Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.3%
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.4%
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 31 g61.7%
Vitamin A 2.3% Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 52.8% Iron 28.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet