Basil Pesto

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Basil Pesto
Basil Pesto


For best results, we recommend using:


Mealthy Tip

Pine nuts are pricy so you want to splurge, go for it. If not, you can still make a delicious pesto by substituting another nut. While it's not traditional Italian, we love love the earthy, toasty flavor of walnuts in pesto. Another excellent nut to use here is pecans.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 243 calories; 24g fat; 3.3g carbohydrates; 4g protein; 11mg cholesterol; 373mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat5g 23%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat14.7g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 3.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber0g 2%
Protein 4g
Vitamin A9% Vitamin C3%
Calcium9% Iron4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Caro Hodgin says:

perfect, simple pesto recipe!

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Sam Dalton says:

Classic, delicious basil pesto. I made it for a zucchini noodle dish, and it was perfect. I won't ever buy store bought again.

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Greg Jones says:

This is a really good, classic basil pesto recipe, much better than store bought. All ingredients that are really easy to find, and the perfect amount of garlic and lemon.