Quick & Simple Pesto (Classic Pesto Recipe) Sauce

10 mins (prep 10)
5 ingredients
1.25 servings
This is a pretty easy recipe for a classic pesto sauce. It can be served with pasta for "Pasta & Pesto" or spread on toasted Italian bread or on sandwiches and salads... You can blend it into bread or muffin mix. You can make Pesto Pizza. You can even add heavy cream if you desire a "creamy pesto sauce". The key is to use only FRESH BASIL. Note: Pine nuts are AKA Pignoli Nuts

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Serving Size (696.68 g)
Servings 1.25
Amount per Serving
Calories 2854.66 Calories from Fat 1646.64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 182.96g 351.85%
Saturated Fat 33.51g 209.45%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 28.39mg 11.83%
Sodium 1924.85mg 100.25%
Total Carbohydrate 243.46g 101.44%
Dietary Fiber 143.87 g 719.34%
Sugars 9.64 g %
Protein 147.93g 369.83%
Vitamin A 3039.32IU% Vitamin C 5.49mg%
Calcium 9634.2mg% Iron 349.46mg%
*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