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Cranberry Pesto

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


1-1/4 cups

I updated a classic Italian pesto to include cranberries and walnuts. It's so good slathered on pork loin, pasta or turkey sandwiches. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, ID
Cranberry Pesto Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup olive oil


  1. Place the first 7 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Continue processing while gradually adding oil in a steady stream. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 168 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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