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    Super Basil Pesto (Healthy Version)

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    15 mins

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    5 mins

    Chefchriskiki's Note:

    Using less oil makes this recipe a little easier on the waist line, but doesn't skimp out on big taste and comes with a twist. I created this using several recipes I had seen online. Beware this is garlicky for those who don't like garlic. Cooking Time= Combining Ingredients.

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    Serves: 4


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    1. 1
      Put all ingredients, but the pepper flakes in the food processor.
    2. 2
      Pulse and blend.
    3. 3
      Blend until everything has been mixed, the pesto should be thick (to the point of being spreadable) and not runny. Trust me you want it this way, it coats the noodles way better.
    4. 4
      Put the pesto into a bowl and mix in the pepper flakes.
    5. 5
      You are now ready to mix it into your pasta or put it on your pizza.
    6. 6
      Note: The pesto by itself is a bit salty, but don't worry once on your pasta or pizza it is just right.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 04, 2009


      I have been growing 4 pots of basil (from seed) in my apartment windows all summer and wanted to make some pesto. I was looking for a recipe that didn't use a ton of oil so this was perfect! I used a combo of Genovese, spicy globe, and purple, with the majority being the Genovese. I used 3 (large) cloves of garlic. I'm looking forward to finding recipes to use this on... maybe a pizza for starters? :) Thanks for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Super Basil Pesto (Healthy Version)

    Serving Size: 1 (54 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 175.8
    Calories from Fat 156
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 3.6 mg
    Sodium 377.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 3.7 g

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