Basil Pesto Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 28
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 52.8
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.4 mg
  • Sodium: 24.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Add a lot of flavor and a little healthy fat to your meal. Add a lot of flavor and a little healthy fat to your meal.
Number of Servings: 28


    4 cups fresh basil leaves - rinsed, dried, and packed down
    (note: 4 cups is the amount after packing down - it's about 6-8 "fluffy" cups)
    6 cloves garlic (about 2 tablespoons)
    6 tablespoons pine nuts
    1/2 cup olive oil (extra virgin is best)
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


Blend all ingredients EXCEPT parmesan cheese in food processor. Once pureed, add parmesan slowly and continue blending. If needed, you can add a tiny bit of water for desired consistancy.

This receipe yields approx 1 3/4 cups sauce which works out to 28 - 1T servings.

It freezes really well, so make a batch and freeze in small containers you can thaw as needed.