Did your garden yield an abundance of basil this year? Then You'll love our super-easy recipe for a delicious and flavorful basil pesto. Just a handful of clean ingredients thrown into your food processor and you'll have pesto that you can slather on warm bread, hearty pasta dishes and more! Best part - it's freezable!
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.
Per Serving: (2 tablespoons)
Calories from fat: 61
Saturated Fat: 1g
The nutrition content of recipes on Popculture.com have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.