Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto
Basil Pesto
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    This simple Italian sauce brings summery flavor to all sorts of dishes, including our Pesto Pizzas and Chicken Fettuccine with Pesto Cream Sauce. Pesto is traditionally made with cheese, but it's just as good without (it freezes better, too).

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup walnuts or pine nuts
    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    • 8 cups (4 ounces) lightly packed fresh basil leaves
    • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
    • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 404 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 42 g 64.63%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 15.03%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1 mg 0.02%
    • Calcium: 5 mg 0.54%
    • Potassium: 12 mg 0.34%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.24%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.01%
    • Vitamin C 1.55%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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