Basil Pesto

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 roasted pinenuts

DIRECTIONS:

Combine basil, olive oil, garlic, cheese and nuts in a food processor. Blend until a smooth paste.

OPTION:

Instead of putting into a container, I freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, put into baggie and freeze until needed. I find the cubes are the perfect size for use later.

NUTRITION: SERVES 16

66 calories, 8g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 8mg potassium, 0g carbs, 9g protein