Garlic and Basil Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.7
  • Total Fat: 25.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.4 mg
  • Sodium: 106.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    3 cups chopped fresh basil
    1 cup extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 cup pine nuts
    1/8 cup Brazil nuts
    2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    2 tablespoons minced garlic
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder


Place the basil in a blender. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of the oil, and blend basil into a paste. Gradually add pine nuts, Brazil nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, chili powder, and remaining oil. Continue to blend until smooth.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SDBRULET.

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