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Nutrition Facts
Basil Pesto
Amount per Serving
Calories
391
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
41
g
63
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
6
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
232
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
152
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
703
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
127
mg
13
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Basil Pesto

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup unsalted pine nuts or unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Place basil, pine nuts or sunflower seeds, garlic, salt and cheese in a food processor or blender.
  • Gradually add olive oil and blend until pesto is a paste consistency.
  • If desired, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Benefit: better digestion, better mental clarity, better sleep, body repair, boost immune system, boost self confidence, consistent energy, minimize headaches, promote eye health, reduce inflammation, stress reduction
Category: gluten-free, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly, dressings/sauces