Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Dana April 12, 2021

How To Make Pesto Sauce

Pesto sauce is a rich Italian sauce that consists of basil, garlic, and pine nuts. Whip up your own pesto with this easy-to-follow, 15-minute recipe!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking:
Total: 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4cupsfresh basil leaves,packed
  • ¼cupparsley
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 1cuppine nuts
  • cupsparmigiano-reggiano cheese,shredded
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • cupextra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor, pulse the basil, parsley, and garlic for about 30 seconds until combined and basil is finely chopped.

  2. Add the pine nuts and process for about 30 seconds more, until fine. Grind in the cheese.

  3. While the machine is running, add the lemon juice and slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Mix until fully incorporated and the pesto is thoroughly combined. Transfer to a bowl, and salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Serve over pastas, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1549.93kcal
  • Fat: 147.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 31.60g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 73.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 31.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.23g
  • Fiber: 3.84g
  • Sugar: 3.75g
  • Protein: 51.15g
  • Cholesterol: 75.84mg
  • Sodium: 1544.30mg
  • Calcium: 1437.08mg
  • Potassium: 721.17mg
  • Iron: 7.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 390.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.98mg
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