Perfect Pesto

Everything tastes better with pesto. Adventurous types, feel free to switch up your herbs, nuts, or cheeses. Keeping it low carb? This pesto only contains 2 grams per serving! Add it to grilled seafood, chicken, or even scrambled eggs for a hit of savory goodness.

Ingredients

  • 3 cup Basil – packed
  • 2 cup Parmesan Cheese – grated
  • 1 1/2 cup Pine nuts, dried
  • 8 Garlic, clove
  • 1 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, ground

Directions

1

Add ingredients to the pitcher in the order listed, cover with the pitcher lid, and PULSE 5 times for 3 seconds each to combine.

2

Tip: for a lighter version, reduce the amount of cheese to 1 cup.

3

Blend on LOW for 20-30 seconds until ingredients are evenly blended. If you find ingredients are not blending evenly, insert the tamper through the hole in the pitcher lid and stir to redistribute the mixture.

4

Store in the fridge for 4 to 7 days.

Nutritional information

Recipe: Perfect Pesto

Serving in this recipe: 20

Calories: 236.7
Total Fat: 23.7 g 36.5%
Saturated Fat: 4 g 19.8%
Cholesterol: 8.6 mg 2.9%
Sodium: 240.2 mg 10%
Total Carbs: 3.2 g 1.1%
Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g 1.9%
Sugar: 0.4 g  
Protein: 4.4 g 8.8%
Vitamin A: 2.4% Vitamin C: 1.8%
Calcium: 9.6% Iron: 4.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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