Basil Pesto

Pesto is a versatile sauce that can be served on pasta, as a dip for bread or vegetables, and even in cakes. This recipe will teach you how to make your own basil pesto from scratch with ingredients like garlic, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and salt. For more recipes visit
This blog post introduces the reader to basil pesto and provides them with some of its uses outside of being just a food condiment.

prep: 15 mins total: 15 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 2 cups


6 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

4 cups packed fresh basil leaves

? cup pine nuts (Optional)

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup olive oil


Combine basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add garlic, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. Pulse until mixture becomes smooth and blended.

Pour mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap; roll into a tube shape and seal. Store in the refrigerator until needed.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 177 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 1.7g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 87.2mg.

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