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Basil Pesto

Making your own pesto from scratch is easy and delicious! Use this basil and walnut paste as a spread on sandwiches, or use as a topping for meat, roasted vegetables, or whole grain pasta. Keep in mind that pesto is not low in fat, so don’t overdo it.

Basil Pesto

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By: Team Beachbody
8 servings - 2 Tbsp. ea
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  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper



  1. Place basil, walnuts, cheese, and garlic in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.

  2. Slowly add oil; pulsing constantly.

  3. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 82
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 176 mg
Carbohydrates: 1 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 0 g
Protein: 2 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions:
1 Condiment

P90X3 Portions:
2 Fats

Body Beast Portions:
2 Fats

Portion Fix Containers:
½ Blue
1 tsp.

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