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Hoemade Basil Pesto

This homemade basil pesto is packed full of flavor and the perfect way to add freshness to pasta, pizza, sandwiches, chicken or shrimp.
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tomato, extra ripe
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. 

Notes

  • Recipe makes: 1 cup of Pesto
  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp; Serving per Recipe: 8
  • Nutrition Facts Per Serving:60 calories, 4 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 2 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 95 mg sodium, 6% Daily Iron, 4% Daily Calcium, 2% Daily Potassium
  • Meal Planning Servings: 0 CHO; 0 PRO; 1 FAT