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Pesto

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

3/4 cup

Homemade pesto always makes a thoughtful hostess gift. Mix things up with this cilantro variation. It's delicious served with pasta or in one of these recipes using pesto. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pesto Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil or cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a food processor, puree all ingredients. Refrigerate for several weeks or freeze in a tightly covered container. Toss a few tablespoons pesto with hot cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 97 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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