HOMEMADE BASIL PESTO

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Classic basil pesto is quick and easy to make and so versatile. Use it with mayonnaise for a creamy salad dressing. Add it to chicken salad, bolognese or over vegetables and transform your dish.
homemade basil pesto

Classic homemade basil pesto is quick and easy to make and so versatile. Use it with mayonnaise for a creamy salad dressing. Add it to chicken salad, bolognese or over vegetables and transform your dish. Take a look at the Marinated Pesto Chicken recipe here.

homemade basil pesto

HOMEMADE BASIL PESTO

Classic basil pesto is quick and easy to make and so versatile. Use it with mayonnaise for a creamy salad dressing. Add it to chicken salad, bolognese or over vegetables and transform your dish.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: condimentss
Cuisine: Banting, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Basil, Chicken, Homemade Pesto, Pesto
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 19kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic roasted or fresh
  • 1/3 cup olive oil.
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Add basil leaves and nuts to food processor and pulse a few times.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and garlic and pulse a few times. Scrape down the sides.
  • While the food processor is running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream. Stop the food processor to scrape down the sides if you need to.
  • Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the basil pesto into an glass container and keep in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 0.1g
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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
HOMEMADE BASIL PESTO
Amount Per Serving (1 teaspoon)
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.9g3%
Carbohydrates 0.4g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Protein 0.4g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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