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Basil Pesto

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Ingredients
  Basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Large
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Melted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Pignoli nuts 2 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated romano cheese 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
Directions

Wash basil leaves properly. Drain on a paper. Put garlic cloves in a food processor. Add salt to the processor. Add nuts. Add washed basil leaves. Add olive oil to the processor. Blend them well. Pour in a bowl. Add Parmesan cheese to the bowl. Mix them well. Add romano cheese. Mix well. Add butter to the bowl. Mix well. Your Basil Pesto is ready.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Basil, Pasta, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Who doesn't like to have tasty food which also adds to good health? This basil pesto recipe does exactly the same. Watch the video to see how a few simple ingredients mixed together become a great sauce with the goodness of health. My personal favorite for pasta salads.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 390 Calories from Fat 351

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g59.4%

Saturated Fat 7.1 g35.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 19.8 mg6.6%

Sodium 728.8 mg30.4%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g1%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4.1%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 7 g13.7%

Vitamin A 15.8% Vitamin C 4.8%

Calcium 20.7% Iron 4.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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