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Basic Pesto

CINDYANSCHUTZ
7Ingredients
15Minutes
210Calories

Description

When making pesto, double or triple the batch and freeze it in individual containers to use anytime. You can keep pestos in a sealed container for a week. I like to add some on an easy tomato salad or even a little drizzle to my omelets or frittatas in the morning. Also, perfect on fresh Italian bread or a crusty crostini. Make my delicious Pesto Pasta Salad or drizzle over a skewer filled with a cherry tomato, mozzarella cheese and a basil leaf for a great appetizer…

If you want to enjoy my basic pesto as a paleo recipe then just omit the parmesan cheese. You can also substitute pine nuts for your favorite such as walnuts, almonds, etc.

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Ingredients

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  • 10 ounces frozen peas (defrosted)
  • 2 garlic cloves (peeled and sliced in half)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (or more)
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (freshly)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or more)
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    Directions

    1. In your KitchenAid® 3-Speed Blender or Ultra Wide Mouth™ Series Food Processor add all ingredients and blend well.
    2. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Can be made 1 day in advance.
    3. Cindy's Pesto Tips! We either have a herb garden that grows so big you are not sure what to do with it all or the beautiful bunches at your local farmers' market - You want to use is before it goes bad.. Here are a few tips that can help you enjoy Pesto all year long!
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    210Calories
    Sodium24% DV570mg
    Fat26% DV17g
    Protein12% DV6g
    Carbs3% DV8g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories210Calories from Fat150
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat17g26%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol5mg2%
    Sodium570mg24%
    Potassium110mg3%
    Protein6g12%
    Calories from Fat150
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate8g3%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%
    Calcium10%
    Iron8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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