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    Simple Roasted Garlic Pesto

    Simple Roasted Garlic Pesto. Photo by PaulaG

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    40 mins

    5 mins

    35 mins

    sgawrysiak's Note:

    This is a super simple pesto using roasted garlic. I do not add pine nuts just because I don't normally stock them and this pesto is fabulous without them! cooking time includes roasting the garlic

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    1. 1
      Cut off the top of a whole head of garlic so most of the cloves show through the top.
    2. 2
      Wrap in foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      In a food processor add the roasted garlic, basil (crush in fingers as you add it), cheese and about 2 tbs oil.
    4. 4
      Pulse and check consistency. If its too thick add more oil.
    5. 5
      Enjoy over pasta!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2011


      So easy to make this delicious pesto, & the only thing not in the recipe was the lemon pepper that I used to season it slightly! Many thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]

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    • on October 23, 2011


      I had extremely prolific basil this year so this is my third batch of pesto (and I could easily make one more! LOL) I could only find elephant garlic for some reason so it took about 15 minutes more to roast to perfection but that was the only real change I had to make. Since I had so much garlic I also used closer to the larger amounts of everything. I did add a little salt and pepper but otherwise found this perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on October 22, 2011


      I don't believe I've ever made pesto without some type of nut included in the recipe. This is really good stuff. Roasting the garlic gives a very mellow flavor to the pesto. This was used as a pizza base along with leftover Caponata. Thanks for this new pesto recipe. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Roasted Garlic Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (53 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 53.0
    Calories from Fat 18
    Total Fat 2.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    Cholesterol 4.5 mg
    Sodium 72.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 3.3 g

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