nutritional information

Per 2-Tbs. serving:

  • Calories: 232
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 6 mg
  • Sodium: 103 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: <1 g
Gluten-Free

Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil Pesto

Makes 1 1/2 cups

30 minutes or fewer

This intensely flavorful pesto recipe works great with pasta, sandwiches, summer vegetable medleys, and tomato-mozzarella stacks. It can also be made with other tender summer herbs such as cilantro, mint, or parsley in addition to or in place of the basil.
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 6 large cloves garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil

Combine basil, Parmesan, nuts, and garlic in food processor or blender. Pulse to mix, then run machine to finely chop. With machine running, slowly add oil through feed tube. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Let pesto stand 5 minutes before serving.

April/May 2013 p.44

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comments

With this recipe you get a much better result if you use a mortar. More flavours.

Marc - 2013-05-20 21:26:38