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Classic Basil Pesto

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5Ingredients
10Minutes
1780Calories
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Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Italian cheese (grated, Parmesan, Romano)
  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread pine nuts on a baking tray. Bake for 3-5 mins, until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and let cool slightly.
    2. In a food processor, process nuts, basil, cheese and garlic. Add half of the oil and pulse until well combined.
    3. Add remaining oil (through chute with motor running, if using a large processor) for a smooth consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Transfer to an airtight container and pour a little more olive oil over the top to prevent discoloration. Store in the fridge.
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    NutritionView More

    1780Calories
    Sodium4% DV95mg
    Fat297% DV193g
    Protein25% DV13g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories1780Calories from Fat1740
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat193g297%
    Saturated Fat25g125%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol10mg3%
    Sodium95mg4%
    Potassium450mg13%
    Protein13g25%
    Calories from Fat1740
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C6%
    Calcium10%
    Iron30%

    * 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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