Summer Pesto Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Parsley2 Cup (32 tbs), packed
 Fresh basil1 1⁄2 Bunch (150 gm)
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm)
 Grated pecorino cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cayenne pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Oregano1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pine nuts/Walnuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1633 Calories from Fat 1437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 164 g252.5%

Saturated Fat 23.5 g117.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 19.8 mg

Sodium 649.9 mg27.1%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 11.3 g45.4%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 24 g48.9%

Vitamin A 374.9% Vitamin C 326.9%

Calcium 82.8% Iron 104.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a food processor, blend all the ingredients till smooth, also stop the machine once in process to scrape down the unnecessary waste

2. Serve has a topping on chicken, fish or rice

Pesto is wonderful, always have some on hand to dress up a plain dish, also make it in the summer when fresh basil is plentiful