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Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe Video
|Extra virgin olive oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Chopped garlic||1 Clove (5 gm) (Chopped Freshly)|
|Small basil leaves||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Toasted pine nuts||3 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Pecorino cheese/Greek yogurt||2 Tablespoon (Grated)|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 995 Calories from Fat 858
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 96 g147.4%
Saturated Fat 9.2 g46%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10.6 mg
Sodium 708.1 mg29.5%
Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.2%
Sugars 3 g
Protein 21 g43%
Vitamin A 380.2% Vitamin C 111.3%
Calcium 81.4% Iron 80%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Add the basil leaves to the blender. Pulse it, do not blend or the basil will be ruined.
Take out the pulsed basil and add toasted pine nuts to the blender. Pulse it again.
Add pulsed pine nuts to basil.
Add 2 tbsp of sardo pecorino cheese or Greek yogurt to basil and mix.
Add salt to taste and more olive oil of required.
Enjoy with pasta or crackers or in a mixture of fresh beans and potatoes.