Quick-and-Easy Pesto

Quick-and-Easy PestoRecipe

Photo: Helen Dujardin; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Serves 20 (serving size: 1 tbsp.)

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4 cups packed basil leaves (about 2 1/2 oz.)
4 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes

1. In a food processor, chop basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan, salt and pepper for 10 seconds.

2. Combine olive oil and 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl. With processor on, slowly pour in oil mixture, processing just until blended. Serve right away or store with plastic wrap against surface of pesto in an airtight container in refrigerator or freezer.

Created date

April 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 59
Fat 6 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 134 mg