Basil Pesto

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1 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)


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2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2 large garlic cloves
2 3/4 cups fresh basil leaves (about 6 bunches)
2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


Drop pine nuts and garlic through food chute with food processor on, and process until minced. Add basil, cheese, and lemon juice; process until finely minced. With processor on, slowly pour oil through food chute; process until well-blended. Spoon into a zip-top heavy-duty plastic bag; store in refrigerator.

Created date

July 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 35
Caloriesfromfat 87 %
Fat 3.4 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 0.8 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Calcium 23 mg