← Back to Search Results
Italian
 Basil Pesto

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

This fragrant herb sauce also serves as a seductive complement to meats and fish.

Yield: Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts or shelled pistachios
  • 1 large clove garlic, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

In a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse until minced the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. With the motor running, slowly pour the olive oil in a steady stream and process until emulsified,

Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate, until ready to serve, up to 5 days.


© 2005 Lou Seibert Pappas
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 16 servings and includes 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

31kcal (2%)
10mg (0%)
0g
0g
3g (5%)
0g
1g (3%)
2g
0g
1mg (0%)
0g
0g
2mg
16mg
6mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (1%)
11mg (1%)
0mg (1%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
the-sushi-experience The Sushi Experience
by Hiroko Shimbo
ham-an-obsession-with-the-hindquarter Ham: An Obsession with the ...
by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
living-raw-food Living Raw Food
by Sarma Melngailis
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
big-fat-cookies Big Fat Cookies
by Elinor Klivans
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
baked-explorations Baked Explorations
by Matt Lewis
Already a member? Click here to Log In
close

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new Cookstr features and tools







By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Spinner
New to Cookstr? Click here to Sign Up
close


Forgot your password? Click here
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?