Garlic Pesto Spread
13 mins (prep 10, cooking 3)
9 ingredients
1 servings
This is a solid version of the Garlic Pesto Sauce for easier handling, storing, spreading, carrying and giving. Being a busy mom, I've made it saltier so it stores better, uses less per serving and thus lasts longer. It also freezes very well. I've forgotten a bottle in the freezer for over a year and it still tastes the same, with the same garlicky pungency, and has no freezer smell at all. When stored, the top layer will get a darker green which is perfectly alright. Besides spreading on bread, crackers, biscuits, bagels--it is also good for pasta, veggie dips, putting on fish and chicken, and is a brilliant touch up on many cream soups, adding to them a sophisticated flavor. (I have tried: tomato based vegetable soup, turmeric vegetable soup, pumpkin soup, cream of corn--please have fun experimenting!)

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Serving Size (540.6 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2180.78 Calories from Fat 1440.72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 160.08g 246.27%
Saturated Fat 48.24g 241.2%
Trans Fat 1.94g %
Cholesterol 139.03mg 46.34%
Sodium 8221.97mg 342.58%
Total Carbohydrate 159.29g 53.1%
Dietary Fiber 88.93 g 355.74%
Sugars 7.52 g %
Protein 88.15g 176.29%
Vitamin A 3277.61IU% Vitamin C 20.75mg%
Calcium 5689.25mg% Iron 211.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4