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Perfect Pesto

By August 8, 2011October 3rd, 20135 Comments
best basil pesto recipe

best basil pesto recipe

Makes 1 cup

What you need:

2 cups fresh basil, leaves only, washed and dried
1 cup spinach, leaves only, washed and dried
1 cup pitted green olives
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pine nuts
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp lemon juice
Sea salt and pepper to taste



Mince all ingredients by hand or place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse.       If by hand:
1. Start chopping the garlic along with about 1/3 of the basil leaves. Once this is loosely chopped add more basil, chop some more and continue to do this until ingredients are finely minced. Repeat with spinach. Add about half the pine nuts, chop. Add the rest of the pine nuts, chop and repeat with walnuts and green olives. In the end you want a chop so fine that you can press all the ingredients together.
2. Transfer into a small bowl, add the lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Nutritional Value

Serving Size: 2 ounces


Calories: 249
Total Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Protein: 11g
Fibre: 4g

**Add to quinoa or rice pasta

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