Classic Pesto

Photo: Oxmoor House
This flavorful pesto recipe is made from the freshest ingredients garlic, pine nuts, and basil. Classic pesto goes well pasta, pizza, bruschetta, and can be added to soups or omelets. Make extra batches so you'll have enough to last all winter.

Yield:

3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 58
Caloriesfromfat 82 %
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.9 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 125 mg
Calcium 72 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts or pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, peeled
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups basil leaves (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Drop nuts and garlic through food chute with food processor on; process until minced. Add oil; pulse 3 times. Add basil, cheese, and salt; process until finely minced, scraping sides of bowl once.

Note:

Jean Kressy,

September 2002