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Classic Pesto Recipe

Classic Pesto Recipe

This versatile pesto boasts a perfect basil flavor. Pair it with pasta and you've got a classic Italian dinner. —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

  • 1. Place the basil, cheese, garlic and salt in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add nuts; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Store in an airtight container in the freezer up to 1 year. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 196 calories, 19 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.