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    Basil Pesto

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    nickfo's Note:

    A nice and light pesto sauce that goes perfectly with penne pasta.

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    1. 1
      In a blender, pulse the basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, and pepper until finely chopped.
    2. 2
      With the blender still running, gradually add enough oil to form a smooth and thick consistency.
    3. 3
      Transfer the pesto to a medium bowl and stir in cheese. Season the pesto with more salt and pepper, to taste.
    4. 4
      The pesto can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2009


      Perfection! This recipe can be made smooth or "chunky."

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    • on July 13, 2007


      Delightful, quick, and had everything on hand. How much easier could it get? I used my Magic Bullet, after mixing together garlic, pine nuts, s&p, Parmesan cheese, oil. I blended this together, and added the basil in the end. Perfect! Thanks so much, nickfo! Will use again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (31 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 138.9
    Calories from Fat 123
    Total Fat 13.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 5.5 mg
    Sodium 241.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 3.3 g

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