Kittencal's Perfect Pesto
1 mins (prep 1)
9 ingredients
1 servings
I have experimented with many ingredient amounts for pesto, I have finely found the one that has a perfect balance of flavor --- this will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, if you are storing it in the refrigerator I suggest to place a 1/2-inch layer of oil on top of the pesto and cover with a lid or you may freeze --- the success of this recipe will depend on the quality of Parmesan cheese that you use, if possible try to use a good quality freshly grated cheese it really will make a difference with the taste of the pesto, and please use only kosher salt --- FOR RED PESTO; reduce the basil to 3 cups, and add 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes to the blender along with other ingredients.

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Serving Size (177.05 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1348.62 Calories from Fat 1341.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 149.07g 229.33%
Saturated Fat 18.54g 92.7%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2328.75mg 97.03%
Total Carbohydrate 5.89g 1.96%
Dietary Fiber 1.66 g 6.66%
Sugars 1.62 g %
Protein 6.16g 12.32%
Vitamin A 13.05IU% Vitamin C 0.36mg%
Calcium 9.82mg% Iron 3.17mg%
*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
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh basil leaves, fresh garlic cloves, grated, grated parmesan cheese, fresh ground black pepper