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    Pesto (Food Processor)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    dividend's Note:

    I like my pesto pretty garlicky, so this is how I make mine. I normally weigh my basil after I've stemmed it, so this recipe is per oz of pesto. This amount will sauce about 1/4 pound of pasta, and you can just scale it up based on how much basil you have.

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    Ingredients:

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    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put the garlic, pine nuts, and salt in the work bowl of a food processor.
    2. 2
      Process to a smooth paste.
    3. 3
      Add the basil, one handful at a time, processing to a paste after each addition.
    4. 4
      With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil in a thin stream, and process until smooth.
    5. 5
      Stir in the cheese.
    6. 6
      To sauce pasta:.
    7. 7
      Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water when you drain the pasta. Toss the pasta with the pesto, and use the reserved water to thin to the desired consistency.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto (Food Processor)

    Serving Size: 1 (48 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 213.1
     
    Calories from Fat 183
    86%
    Total Fat 20.3 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    22%
    Cholesterol 10.2 mg
    3%
    Sodium 388.8 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.1 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    0%
    Protein 6.4 g
    12%

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