Basil Pine Nut Pesto

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Jul. 08, 2013

Make a delicious and easy basil pine nut pesto sauce with a Blendtec or Vitamix blender!


Cold pressed olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pine nuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Grated parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , peeled
Salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon



1. In the blendtec combine olive oil, pine nuts, grated Parmesan cheese, basil leaves, garlic salt and pepper.

2. Press the manual button on the blendtec and take it to speed 6.

3. Blend for 15-20 seconds.

4. Blend until the sauce reaches desired consistency.


5. Use the Basil Pine Nut Pesto sauce to make delicious pasta.


If using a vitamix start off with speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 7, blend for 1 minute.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 543Calories from Fat 488

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g83.1%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 653 mg27.21%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet