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Easy Basil Pesto Sauce

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Easy Basil Pesto Sauce

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  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves (packed)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
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    Calories190Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate2g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C6%

    * 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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    Alice Austin 22 days ago
    very easy.. very yummy. enjoying some on chips before I make a yummy pesto dinner.
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    Latigo a month ago
    I used 4 cups of Basil and pecans instead of pine nuts. Excellent.
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    Amazing! I also substitute the pine nuts with pistachios for my friends who come over for dinner that suffer from tree nut allergies. Try it out! Delicious! I also like to use Garlic Salt vs kosher salt to develop the garlic flavor more. Thanks for the recipe!
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    Gina Pisano 2 months ago
    Great recipe! Added a pinch of salt
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    Aaron Antolik 3 months ago
    With all the excellent reviews I assumed this was going to be perfect the first time. But honestly, I believe there is way too much Parmesan in this. I had to add extra olive oil to thin it out because of how thick it was. I believe it has potential, but I recommend starting with half the cheese and adding more as necessary.
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    Ali a year ago
    Wonderful!! Flavorful and fresh!! Very easy and VERY good.
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    Carmen Hepp a year ago
    Slight changes to recipe to account for my smaller amount of basil, really easy and tasty.
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    Cassie 2 years ago
    I only had a few basil leaves, so I just guessed at the measurements to make enough for 1-2 servings. It was delicious! My first attempt at pesto.
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    MrLazy Lemon 2 years ago
    Turned out great. Very simple to make
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    Kevin S. 2 years ago
    with a few personal touches....it was great
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    Matt 2 years ago
    Simple and tasty 👍 Food processor recommended and add garlic cloves individually to get to your liking.
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    Kitchen Witch 2 years ago
    So good and so simple. I added a bit more oil to make it smoother
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    William 2 years ago
    Basil out of my garden- super easy and very tasty!
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    Crystal Aires 2 years ago
    Quick, easy, and tasty
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    Kelli 2 years ago
    Delicious, thank you!
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    april jester 2 years ago
    Picked fresh basil from my herb garden and decided to make some pesto for the first time. I used this recipe and it was quick and easy. Very delicious, will be making this often now. Thank you❤️!!!
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    The Cottons 2 years ago
    So easy to do and it’s delicious. I can never go back to store bought pesto again.
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    Ivan Kesseler 3 years ago
    Very easy to do and delicious
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    Lindy Carter 3 years ago
    very simple and tasty
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    Sean 3 years ago
    it was perfect! put it on whole wheat pasta and had pan seared salmon with it.
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    cocinera 3 years ago
    Easy but brilliant. I made keto fettuccine and topped it with the pesto. I'll definitely make it again!
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    Orpilla 3 years ago
    so easy and delicious!
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    Charles Parker 3 years ago
    4th time- I love this on everything!!!!
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    Annis Long 4 years ago
    I used my NutriBullet and cut the recipe in half since I didn't think I would use it all in one week. I also added a little salt and cayenne pepper.
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    YumChef 4 years ago
    Classic pesto I remember from my time in Italy. I added a little more garlic, fresh ground sea salt & black pepper to taste. Going on pizza tomorrow night for dinner