Basil Pesto

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Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Dip, Sauces
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 228 kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 1 cup basil fresh, packed
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper fresh cracked
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • Place all the ingredients in the food processor except the olive oil.
  • Pulse for about 30 seconds, then slowly start to drizzle in the olive oil in a steady stream. Pulse until smooth.
  • Keeps well for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.


ALERT!!!! This recipe should only be used by people on the 2000 calorie plan, and by those that are just eating a plant-based diet, and not on a weight-loss plan.

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 212
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.57g36%
Saturated Fat 3.42g21%
Sodium 306.88mg13%
Potassium 171.15mg5%
Carbohydrates 4.87g2%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 0.02g0%
Protein 2.9g6%
Vitamin A 565.46IU11%
Vitamin B1 0.27mg18%
Vitamin B2 0.05mg3%
Vitamin B3 1.03mg5%
Vitamin B5 0.08mg1%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg10%
Vitamin C 2.77mg3%
Vitamin E 1.53mg10%
Vitamin K 50.1µg48%
Calcium 23.27mg2%
Copper 0.27mg14%
Folate 19.55µg5%
Iron 1.28mg7%
Manganese 1.07mg54%
Magnesium 57mg14%
Phosphorus 15.67mg2%
Selenium 0.22µg0%
Zinc 0.99mg7%
Ess-Methionine 47.75mg
Ess-Tryptophan 35.25mg
Ess-Threonine 89.25mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 108mg
Ess-Arginine 492.01mg
Ess-Lysine 104.25mg
Ess-Leucine 198mg
Ess-Isoleucine 106.75mg
Ess-Histidine 64.5mg
Ess-Valine 140.75mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source

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