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Pesto Recipe
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Pesto Recipe

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This homemade pesto created by our home economists makes a delightful hostess gift or present for that hard-to-buy-for person.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil or cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 97 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a food processor, puree all ingredients. Refrigerate for several weeks or freeze in a tightly covered container. Toss a few tablespoons pesto with hot cooked pasta. Yield: 3/4 cup.
Originally published as Pesto in Birds & Blooms August/September 1995, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 97 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Pesto

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

You can use this in Tomato soup to give it a tomato/basil bisque feel. I love this stuff!

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

First time making pesto and it was so easy.....glad to use up some of my basil and parsley from the herb garden!! Used the pesto for the Grilled Veggie Tortillas recipe from this site.....everything was very good!!

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

Really easy and delicious. Received lots of compliments!

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

I used this sauce over my pasta and it was so good. This recipe is a keeper!

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

This is very easy, uses ingredients I usually have on hand, and tastes great!

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