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    Classic Pesto

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    Marlitt's Note:

    This is a recipe I got from a newspaper a couple of years ago. Its very versatile you can try using cilantro, mint or marjoram with the basil. Great on pizza, pasta, bruschetta, stirred into scrambled eggs or frittatas. Freezes well in ice cube trays.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine and whirl basil, parsley, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor until chopped.
    2. 2
      Add cheese gradually pour in oil processing until smooth.
    3. 3
      Add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Transfer to a small bowl and cover in plastic wrap, pressing the wrap on to the surface to prevent browning.
    5. 5
      Use within a week or freeze.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 29, 2011

      55

      I make pesto several times a year because I got tired of buying it in the store and we seem so go through it so quickly. This was my second batch of the season (the first one I used all parsley!) and I have to say I like the basil taste the best. I planted a whole bed of basil just for pesto. Made for ZWT7.

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    • on May 27, 2011

      55

      Here's to a robust herb garden and may basil snails never darken your property line. Made for ZWT7 Herb Challenge.

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    • on June 05, 2011

      55

      A very nice pesto. I quartered the recipe and used it for Tomatoes Roasted With Pesto(Tomatoes Roasted with pesto). Thanks! Made for ZWT 2011-Italy.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (242 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1107.7
     
    Calories from Fat 988
    89%
    Total Fat 109.8 g
    169%
    Saturated Fat 20.2 g
    101%
    Cholesterol 44.0 mg
    14%
    Sodium 778.6 mg
    32%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.1 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    11%
    Sugars 2.0 g
    8%
    Protein 26.7 g
    53%

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