Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto
45 mins (prep 45)
6 ingredients
1 servings
I developed this for a local contest and won! The roasting of the garlic and pine nuts is what does it. It makes a nuttier, mellow pesto without the raw garlic taste. My daughter and her friends like this better, too ....of course they're all kindergarten... :) but our friends from Italy approve too. (And dang, they are picky! But I love cooking for them :) Blanching the basil is optional, but recommended if you want to keep it for a bit or freeze it. (Mmmm....taste of summer in the dead of January....) I like to use this for chicken and pasta and maybe some pesto bread the next day, stirred into risotto, know the possibilities are endless!

Categories:  <-60-mins , savory-sauces , condiments,-etc. , seasonal , italian , 3-steps-or-less , sauces , taste~mood , low-carb , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , toddler-friendly , european , easy , kid-friendly , summer , savory ,
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Serving Size (308.1 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1937.76 Calories from Fat 1533.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 170.36g 262.1%
Saturated Fat 23.32g 116.6%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 23.66mg 7.89%
Sodium 1364.17mg 56.84%
Total Carbohydrate 56.15g 18.72%
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g 9.99%
Sugars 4.2 g %
Protein 56.56g 113.12%
Vitamin A 198.21IU% Vitamin C 0.54mg%
Calcium 958.38mg% Iron 10.31mg%
*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