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Mint Basil Pesto

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Ingredients
  Mint leaves 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), loosely packed and torn
  Basil leaves 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), loosely packed and torn
  Garlic cloves 2 Large, roast
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Pine nuts/Walnut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄3 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄3 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a blender, add basil leaves, mint leaves, garlic cloves, parmesan chees, pine nuts and lemon juice and pulse.
2. While blender, add the olive oil until a creamy texture is achieved.
3. Add salt and pepper and blend again.

SERVING
4.Use the sauce with croutons, bread or even pasta.

TIPS- You can put the sauce in the refrigerator and use it for several days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Basil
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1296 Calories from Fat 1125

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 126 g194%

Saturated Fat 13.5 g67.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.4 mg6.8%

Sodium 1161.2 mg48.4%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.2%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 23 g46.2%

Vitamin A 66.5% Vitamin C 60.8%

Calcium 54.1% Iron 40.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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