Pesto Alla Genovese
20 mins (prep 20)
8 ingredients
1 servings
This is a proper pesto, with the cheese, garlic, and pignoli providing subtle accompaniment to the bright freshness of basil. The mortar-and-pestle preparation keeps it from turning black, as it would if made with a knife or food processor. You can keep this pesto in the fridge up to six months, as long as you keep a thin film of oil floating on top. This is a thin sauce, not the thick, gloppy stuff you get in the supermarket.

Categories:  technique , savory-sauces , condiments,-etc. , <-30-mins , european , italian , easy , sauces , quick , no-cook , vegetarian , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (280.18 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2299.56 Calories from Fat 2311.65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 256.85g 395.16%
Saturated Fat 34.12g 170.62%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 6.34mg 0.26%
Total Carbohydrate 5.85g 1.95%
Dietary Fiber 1.22 g 4.88%
Sugars 1.12 g %
Protein 4.43g 8.86%
Vitamin A 9.12IU% Vitamin C 2.11mg%
Calcium 17.96mg% Iron 3.06mg%
*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, pinch salt, freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, pecorino cheese