Basil Pesto Recipe


Difficulty LevelVery EasyHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm) (Or More)
 Unsalted butter3 Tablespoon
 Ground white pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Freshly grated nutmeg1 Pinch
 Freshly grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Packed basil leaves2 Cup (32 tbs), stems removed
 Flat leaf parsley leaves1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), stems removed
 Extra virgin olive oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1123 Calories from Fat 982

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 109 g167.3%

Saturated Fat 38 g189.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 151.6 mg50.5%

Sodium 1358.1 mg56.6%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.4%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 27 g53.8%

Vitamin A 104% Vitamin C 51.1%

Calcium 82.6% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


To a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the garlic, butter, white pepper, and nutmeg.
With the processor running, add the Parmesan, then the basil and the parsley.
Trickle the oil into the processor until the sauce is smooth.
If necessary, add a little hot water to the sauce in order to reach the desired consistency.
Then add salt and pepper to taste.