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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 252.1
  • Total Fat: 22.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 936.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g

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Make with basil, arugula, or parsley! Make with basil, arugula, or parsley!


    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 3/4 cups grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 1/2 to 3 cups fresh basil leaves (wash and pat dry)
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts
    • 1 tablespoon salt


Place all ingredients into a food processor. Mix until smooth (scrape down sides if necessary).

Makes 4 servings.

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make this with half the salt and then freeze it in ice cube trays. One cube is 1/3 of a serving, and it is plenty for my DH and me on either rice or pasta (so I only have to put .16 serving into my food tracker when I use a cube of pesto). - 8/18/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Re: Salt - there was a typo. It was meant to be 1tsp not 1Tbsp. I discovered this in the "recipe makeover" function when I was trying to reduce the salt myself. Turns out the recipe was just transcribed incorrectly. - 6/11/12

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this to put on the Garden Tomato and Basil Pesto Pizza recipe found on this website. It was very good and I plan to make it again soon. However, it was way too salty for my taste, (and I usually salt everything) so I will probably cut the salt out altogether. Other than that--delicious! - 7/12/07

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    triple salt load for per serving guidelines - 2/17/13

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    Yummy on Salmon!! - 9/10/12