Classic Pesto Sauce

This wonderful sauce takes only a few minutes to prepare. Feel free to double this recipe, as it stores well in the freezer.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1½ oz. pine nuts
  • 2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz. fresh basil leaves, torn
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender in the order listed.
  • Blend for 1 minute or until blended smooth. Depending on your blender or processor you may need to also stir the pesto by hand to make sure all the ingredients are combined.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1½ oz. pine nuts
  • 2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz. fresh basil leaves, torn
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender in the order listed.
  • Blend for 1 minute or until blended smooth. Depending on your blender or processor you may need to also stir the pesto by hand to make sure all the ingredients are combined.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories190
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium240mg
Total Carbohydrate2g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein3g