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.
- 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
Place basil, walnuts, cheese, and garlic in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.
Slowly add oil; pulsing constantly.
Season with salt and pepper.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
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
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