Recipe: Garden Fresh Pesto



Garden Fresh Pesto

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: None

Yield: 10 servings

Serving size: 2 tablespoons


2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, (2-3 bunches)

¼ cup pine nuts

¼ cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons water

1 large clove garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper


    Place basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, water, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor.

    Pulse a few times, then process until fairly smooth, or to the desired consistency, scraping down the sides occasionally.

    Store in an air-tight container.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (2 tablespoons)

Calories: 65

Calories from fat: 61

Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 2mg

Sodium: 147mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Fiber: 0g

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

SmartPoints: 2

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.

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