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    Basil Pesto

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    Bonnie Traynor's Note:

    This is a wonderful lemon-flavored pesto. This was my first taste of pesto and I've never gone back! Update as of 2/13/04 I'm glad that you all like this. I freeze this now and keep it on hand for my spaghetti sauce or others sauces. It freezes great!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix everything together in food processor except the oil and lemon.
    2. 2
      Once everything is mixed well, drizzle with lemon and oil.
    3. 3
      Mix until well blended.
    4. 4
      Serve on pasta or just about anything that needs a pick me up.
    5. 5
      Will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
    6. 6
      Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 09, 2001

      55

      Spicy, zingy, bold, yet full of subtle nuance. Incredibly simple to make, and a little goes a LONG way. I tried it with home grown basil on bowties with some diced sundried tomatos, and YUMMMMM.... Lovely color as well!

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    • on August 16, 2002

      55

      Tasted pesto only once at the Macaroni Grill and it was so bland I did not order it ever again. A few months ago I started growing a basil plant, now I have 3 and they were taking over the house so I decided to try your pesto. It is so delicious my husband and I could not stop eating it right out of the food processor! I think it's the addition of lemon that gives it the zing. Thanks

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    • on July 07, 2002

      55

      The lemon is a nice addition to the pesto... zingy and bright, this fresh sandwich add-on really 'made' the sandwich (I was having a tomato sandwich). Great, thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (46 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 201.3
     
    Calories from Fat 173
    86%
    Total Fat 19.2 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    16%
    Cholesterol 7.3 mg
    2%
    Sodium 129.1 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 0.8 g
    3%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

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