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Nutrition Facts

Calories 65
  Calories from Fat 58 (89%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 1mg
(2%)Potassium 73mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(1%)Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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  • 2 cups fresh basil, stemmed

  • 2 Tbs toasted pine nuts

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

  • 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

Pesto is super easy because it doesn’t involve cooking. Whip this up while the pasta is on the stove for a quick and easy meal.


  • In a small pan, toast pine nuts on medium high for about a minute or until they are golden brown.
  • Combine fresh basil, pine nuts, oregano, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor until well pureed.
  • Slowly add 1 Tbs of olive oil at a time, blending each round until all ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth.

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