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Simple Basil Pesto

I often buy a small pot of basil for times I need fresh basil. There is always plenty to make this simple basil pesto.

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Simple Basil Pesto

A nice simple dinner or lunch
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, pasta sauce, pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 164kcal


  • Food processor


  • 2 handfuls Fresh Basil
  • 6 tbsp Pine Nuts toasted or untoasted
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt pinch


  • If using light toast the pine nuts
  • Add all ingredients to the food processing bowl except the oil
  • Process until well chopped up
  • Add Virgin Olive Oil a small amount at a time. You will want the pesto to be a very thick sauce consistency.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg

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