Beth's Fresh Basil Pesto


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 187.8
  • Total Fat: 19.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 116.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Introduction

When your basil plants grow and grow make this pesto up fresh and serve with hot pasta. When your basil plants grow and grow make this pesto up fresh and serve with hot pasta.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 packed cups fresh basil leaves
    1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    1/3 cup pine nuts
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    pinch of salt
    1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Combine basil and pine nuts in the food processor, pulse several times. Add garlic and pulse a couple more times.
Add the olive oil in a steady stream while the food processor is running. Scrape down the sides, add the cheese, salt and pepper and process until smooth and blended.
Serve over hot pasta, or spread on toasted baguette slices. Makes approximatly 1 cup.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLUERAY.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Perfect! My Mom used the same ingredients used in this recipe, but she is no longer here to tell me how much of each. I tried this and it tasted just like hers! I will continue to use this recipe and make very good use of my big pot of basil growing in the yard! My favorite summer meal. - 7/17/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great, substituded walnuts for pine nuts because that's what I had. Will make this often next summer and freeze. - 1/9/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW, I love pesto and was looking for home made and not store bought. I never realised that there was so many danged cals and so few carbs! YAY! Basil and Pine Nuts added to shopping list. Thanks so much. I thought it was soooo much harder than this to make. - 5/22/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy, fresh and delicious! - 3/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I served it over couscous to mix it up a bit and go for an Italian/North African fusion thing. I will make this again when I am looking for a richly flavored sauce. - 3/11/09

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