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    Pesto. Photo by Rita~

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    Rita~'s Note:

    Yummy addition to pasta, cheese spreads, salads on toasted crispy bread, grilled fish or chicken, pizza toppings, etc. You can jar it and use as needed! The olive oil is a judgment call on you own taste. If you want it thick and chunky or creamy. Check out the video at this link

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    Serves: 12


    jar full

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Put into a food processor first 4 ingredients. Pulse to blend.
    2. 2
      Slowly add oil through feed tube to make a nice paste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 05, 2003


      Farmers Market day today so I bought fresh basil and made this great recipe for Pesto.. For about $2.50 worth of ingredients and a wee bit of effort I have about $10,00 worth of Pesto. After making it I placed about a tbsp of pesto in ice cube trays ( got 14) and froze them. Then removed them from the trays and placed them in a freezer bag so I can enoy this great recipe during the Winter too Thanks RitaL

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    • on July 19, 2012


      Lovely stuff. I used half parm, half romano and added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. I also used roasted sunflower seeds-I'm allergic to pine nuts & went heavy on the extra virgin olive oil as we like pesto on the creamy side. We will inhale this tonight with dinner-thanks for posting!

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    • on August 16, 2013


      This was so quick and simple to make. For me, it was such a wonderful way to use up the extra basil that I had purchased for other recipes. I probably should just start growing my own so I can make more of this amazing pesto! By the way, I followed some reviewers' ideas about freezing the pesto in an ice cube tray. Brilliant and completely came in handy for me! :) I featured this pesto recipe on my blog - Thanks!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (40 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 137.5
    Calories from Fat 97
    Total Fat 10.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 7.3 mg
    Sodium 130.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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