Rating: 4 stars
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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.

Jean Kressy
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2002


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary test

3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

58 calories; calories from fat 82%; fat 5.3g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 0.9g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 125mg; calcium 72mg.