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Tried-and-True Basil Pesto Recipe

Tried-and-True Basil Pesto. If there’s one pesto recipe to clip and save, it’s this one.


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Servings
1 cup

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3–4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ tsp. grated lemon zest, optional
  • ½ tsp. salt, optional
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper, optional
  • 4 packed cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2/3 cup olive oil

Preparation

  1. Blend pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper (if using) in a food processor until finely chopped. Add basil, and blend 1 minute, or until finely chopped, scraping down sides of bowl once or twice. With motor running, add oil in steady stream, and process until smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1-Tbs
  • Calories 103
  • Carbohydrate Content 0 g
  • Cholesterol Content 1 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 20 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g