Basil Pesto
August 18, 2015
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How to use pestos: • Serve on their own, with pasta or you can toss steamed vegetables in pesto (broccoli, tomato, baby marrow, red peppers). • Also lovely on toast topped with sliced tomato, pesto and some black pepper. • Spread on a homemade pizza base and add toppings • Spoon into smooth cottage cheese for a tasty dip.
Servings Calories Per Serving Effort
409kcal Easy
No. of Servings:
  1. Place the basil, parsley, garlic and walnuts in a food processor and blend. Add the cheese and season. Blend well.
  2. With the food processor running, add the olive oil in a thin, steady stream until you have a rich, smooth pesto.
  3. Spoon into a jar, pour a thin film of olive oil over the top, close and refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Potassium 314mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 61%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 22%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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