Pesto Sauce by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 11, 2013

A traditional Italian recipe with the distinct flavors of fresh basil, nuts, garlic and olive oil.


Fresh basil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Pine nuts/Walnut 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic cloves 2
Salt To Taste



1. In blender, combine basil, olive oil, pine nuts/ walnuts, garlic, salt, and 2 tablespoons of water. Blend until smooth.


2. Use as desired.


If using pine nuts lightly roast then, cool completely and then blend along with other ingredients.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 162Calories from Fat 148

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 98 mg4.08%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet