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Garden Fresh Pesto

A classic pesto with justt 4 ingredients. Perfect to use as a base pesto sauce to be enjoyed as is, or adapted for other recipes! Yield is about 1 ½ - 2 cups.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 194 kcal


  • food processor


  • 2 cups basil fresh, packed
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • 2 teaspoon fresh garlic rough chop
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • In a food processor combine basil leaves, parmesan, and garlic. Give a few pulses to roughly chop. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil, being careful to not over-puree or the olive oil could become bitter. Use immediately or freeze for later.


Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 487IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg
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