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Basic Basil Pesto

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From EatingWell:  May/June 2008, August/September 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

Simplicity reigns in this traditional sauce—just basil, garlic, cheese and olive oil. Our one modification? We like omega-3-laden walnuts in the mix for their crunch and delicate flavor, but pine nuts, almonds, pecans or even pistachios may be substituted for the walnuts.

About 1 cup | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Place basil, walnuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano, oil, water, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse a few times, then process until fairly smooth, or to the desired consistency, scraping down the sides occasionally.

Nutrition

Per 2-tablespoon serving : 83 Calories; 8 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 2 mg Cholesterol; 1 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 176 mg Sodium; 104 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 2 fat

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