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    Lainey6605's Note:

    This is easy to make, freezes well and adds a nice kick to almost any savory dish. Recipe is from Rachael Ray. You can mix this pesto with sour cream for a dip. Brush it onto grilled meats. Spread onto pizza crust. Beat into eggs before cooking. Or stir into vegetable soups.

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    1. 1
      Using a food processor, finely chop the basil and garlic.
    2. 2
      Add the parmesan and pine nuts and pulse into a coarse paste.
    3. 3
      With the machine on, slowly add the olive oil until incorporated.
    4. 4
      Season with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      This can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2011


      My basil plant has gone crazy, so this was a welcome recipe to find! This is really great. I used coarse sea salt instead of regular. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT.

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    • on June 04, 2011


      So delicious!! I had a bit of trouble blending to a paste in my black and decker small blender though. I actually left out the parmesan as I didn't have any. I used unrefined extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, plus the rest of the ingredients. I would make this again! Made for ZWT7 Italy, for my team Food.Commandos

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    • on October 04, 2010


      Best pesto recipe ever! I only made a half batch because that's all the basil that was left in my garden. So simple to make and very flavorful. I love it on pasta with chicken, sauteed onions and mushrooms. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (294 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1501.2
    Calories from Fat 1382
    Total Fat 153.6 g
    Saturated Fat 25.8 g
    Cholesterol 44.0 mg
    Sodium 771.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 28.4 g

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