Pesto: As Versatile As It Is Delicious

 

Basil PestoBasil Pesto
Serves: 48 | Serving Size: 1 teaspoon

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Combine everything in a food processor and blend until pesto reaches your desired consistency.
  2. Serve.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serves 48. Each serving contains 12 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 0 g carbohydrate, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar, and 0 g protein.
  • Each serving also has 0% DV vitamin A, 0% DV vitamin C, 0% DV calcium, and 0% DV iron.

Chef’s Tips:

  1. To Freeze: Pour the pesto onto a large piece of foil that sits atop a cutting board. Freeze the pesto in its foil square. Cut the frozen pesto into single-serving cubes and place those cubes in a plastic storage bag in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.
  2. This pesto offers a great way to flavor pasta, rice, and grilled items. It also makes a delicious bread or cracker spread. You can even add more herbs when you serve it too.
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