Pesto is super easy because it doesn’t involve cooking. Whip this up while the pasta is on the stove for a quick and easy meal.
- 2 cups fresh basil, stemmed
- 2 Tbs toasted pine nuts
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- In a small pan, toast pine nuts on medium high for about a minute or until they are golden brown.
- Combine fresh basil, pine nuts, oregano, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor until well pureed.
- Slowly add 1 Tbs of olive oil at a time, blending each round until all ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth.
Calories from Fat 58 (89%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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