Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

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"This recipe is something that you can make quickly and easily using a blender. Everything you need is easy to find in your local supermarket. This paste is great for putting on or in meat and pastas, or with cottage cheese in stuffed pasta shells. Once I start making this, the orders from friends and family keep coming in. For best taste, pesto should be heated up in the meal it's being prepared with."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 23.9 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the basil in a blender. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of the oil, and blend basil into a paste. Gradually add pine nuts, Brazil nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, chili powder, and remaining oil. Continue to blend until smooth.
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I love this! This is now my favorite pesto recipe to put up for the year. To keep pesto; freeze in an ice cube tray, then pop out and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer. Each ice cube is a...

I had a ton of basil that I needed to use up. It doesn't tolerate cold at all, so it's streching it to keep it into October in Minnesota. I was struggling to choose a recipe, so I decided to t...

Ditch the chilli power, it just takes away from the flavor. Toast your pine nuts first, then chop them all in your food processer a bit, but not too much as you want texture. I somtimes use w...