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Pesto

This heavenly paste made from fresh basil, cilantro, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts is an incredibly versatile flavoring that works especially well with grilled vegetables, pasta and salads. It can be stored airtight in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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This heavenly paste made from fresh basil, cilantro, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts is an incredibly versatile flavoring that works especially well with grilled vegetables, pasta and salads. It can be stored airtight in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Servings
Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. In food processor or blender, combine basil, cilantro, garlic and pine nuts and process until finely chopped. With motor running, slowly pour in oil and process until mixture forms a paste. Add Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and pulse on/off to combine.
  2. Let stand for 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Makes 1 cup
  • Calories 0
  • Carbohydrate Content 11 g
  • Cholesterol Content 1 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 18 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g