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Classic Pesto
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8 INGREDIENTS • 2 STEPS • 15MINS

Classic Pesto

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Classic Pesto is just that, a classic. It’s hard to mess with because it’s great just as it is. Simple everyday ingredients that become a vibrant, garlicky and herbaceous sauce with just a few pulses in the food processor.
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Compelled to Cook
Hello, I'm Nicole! I aim to help you elevate your everyday meals with recipes that make the most of your casual family breakfasts, weeknight dinners and entertaining occasions.
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Classic Pesto is just that, a classic. It’s hard to mess with because it’s great just as it is. Simple everyday ingredients that become a vibrant, garlicky and herbaceous sauce with just a few pulses in the food processor.
15MINS
Total Time
$2.74
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Fresh Basil Leaf
2 1/2 cups
Fresh Basil Leaves, lightly packed
Parmesan Cheese
2/3 cup
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Romano Cheese
2 Tbsp
Freshly Grated Romano Cheese
Olive Oil
1/2 cup
Pine Nuts
1/4 cup
Garlic
2 cloves
Salt
1/2 tsp
Lemon
1
Lemon, freshly squeezed
1 splash juice per 4 servings
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
381
Fat
37.5 g
Protein
8.2 g
Carbs
4.8 g
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Author's Notes

Romano is a little stronger and saltier than parmesan and a nice addition, however you can use all parmesan if desired. You can also use a blender or mortar and pestle instead of a food processor.

Makes 1 cup.
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step 1
Add Fresh Basil Leaves (2 1/2 cups), Parmesan Cheese (2/3 cup), Romano Cheese (2 Tbsp), Olive Oil (1/2 cup), Pine Nuts (1/4 cup), Garlic (2 cloves), Salt (1/2 tsp), and the juice from Lemon (1) to a food processor and puree until blended but still has some texture, about 20 to 30 seconds.
step 1 Add Fresh Basil Leaves (2 1/2 cups), Parmesan Cheese (2/3 cup), Romano Cheese (2 Tbsp), Olive Oil (1/2 cup), Pine Nuts (1/4 cup), Garlic (2 cloves), Salt (1/2 tsp), and the juice from Lemon (1) to a food processor and puree until blended but still has some texture, about 20 to 30 seconds.
step 2
Serve and enjoy or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 month.
step 2 Serve and enjoy or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 month.
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Gluten-Free
Keto
Low-Carb
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Quick & Easy
Italian
Sauces & Dressings
Summer
Spreads & Dips
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