8 people

Basil Pesto Sauce

  • 4 oz fresh sweet basil
  • 1 whole garlic clove (feel free to add more if you like garlic)
  • 1 1/2 oz parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup roasted pine nuts (I substitute pumpkin seeds for nut allergies)
  • 1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

Nutritional information

Calories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 42IUCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people

How to make basil pesto

  • Place garlic, cheese, and nuts (seeds) in a food processor. Puree for 15 seconds and then add all of the basil leaves. Puree for another 15 seconds.
    Then drizzle in the olive oil while the processor is still running until you have a smooth paste. If you want a thicker pesto use less oil to make a thick paste. If you want a more runny sauce use more olive oil. Season with salt and set aside.
    basil pesto

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