Fresh Basil Pesto

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  • Ingredients

    2 cups firmly packed Green Giant® Fresh Basil leaves
    3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1/4 cup pine nuts
    1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
    3 cloves garlic

  • Directions

    1. In blender or food processor, place all ingredients. Cover and blend on medium speed about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth.
    2. Use pesto immediately, or cover tightly and refrigerate up to 5 days or freeze up to 1 month (color of pesto will darken as it stands). 

  • Nutrition Facts

    2 Tablespoons: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 130); Total Fat 15g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 140mg; Potassium 70mg; Protein 4g
    % Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 10%; Iron 4%; Vitamin D 0%
    Exchanges: 1/2 Vegetable, 3 Fat 

  • Serves 1 1/4 Cups

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