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    Basil Pesto Amato

    Basil Pesto Amato. Photo by Kathy228

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    6 mins

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    Kathy228's Note:

    A delicious, easy to make pesto sauce. The addition of salt isn't necessary as the Parmesan adds enough salty taste.

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    1. 1
      Put the first four ingredients in a food processor.
    2. 2
      Process for 15-20 seconds.
    3. 3
      Add the olive oil in a stream.
    4. 4
      Blend/pulse until desired consistency leaving some texture (don't make it paste-smooth).
    5. 5
      Add water gradually as needed.
    6. 6
      Serve over pasta, chicken, etc.
    7. 7
      You can freeze it in meal-serving containers or individual ice cube-sized blocks. If you need to thin it at any time, use water, NOT more oil.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 18, 2010


      This recipe is delicious! My husband is not a pesto fan and he agreed; this is a must make! With our fresh garden tomatoes this was fantastic! Another suggestion: roast or grill potatoes, then toss in this pesto sauce. You will NOT be disappointed.

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    • on July 07, 2006


      Ahhhh summer basil! I used roasted garlic. Didn`t use water just a bit of fresh lemon juce!Lovely!

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    • on July 26, 2005


      Totally different proportions than basil pesto I'm familiar with but I really enjoyed this one. I used it on Herbed Red Potatoes and Baby Green Beans #104631. The use of water is a clever, almost unnoticeable way to lower the caloric value. I didn't have any left over to freeze; what a shame. Recommend you make a full recipe, not half as I did.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Pesto Amato

    Serving Size: 1 (416 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1211.7
    Calories from Fat 1040
    Total Fat 115.5 g
    Saturated Fat 19.5 g
    Cholesterol 44.0 mg
    Sodium 777.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.5 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 33.6 g

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