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Basil & Parsley Pesto

Basil & Parsley Pesto

Pesto is a special sauce, spread or seasoning for a variety of recipes.

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15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time


1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup fresh parsley

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place basil leaves, parsley, pine nuts, oregano leaves, garlic and pepper in food processor bowl with metal blade or 5-cup blender container. Cover; process 30-45 seconds or until herbs are finely chopped.

  2. STEP 2

    While food processor is running, slowly add oil through feed tube 20-30 seconds or until well mixed. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Store refrigerated.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir into hot cooked penne, fettuccine or fusilli.

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Tip #1

Pesto can be frozen up to 6 months.

Nutrition (1 tablespoon)

90 Calories
9 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
80 Sodium (mg)
1 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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