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Pesto Sauce

Quick and easy classic pesto recipe

Pesto consists of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, parmesan cheese, all blended with olive oil. This is a another make ahead sauce recipe which will soon become a staple in your cooking.


Nutritional Information for Key Ingredients (WW points: 4 SP per serving)

*Note: Nutrition information may vary slightly. Nutritional information is negligible for all other ingredients


Recipe yields - 16 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins


  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves

  • 1 cup pine nuts

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3/4 cup olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. In a food processor, blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still blending. Stir in salt and pepper


  1. If you think the sauce is too dry drizzle additional olive oil, 1 tbsp at a time.

  2. Don't have pine nuts? Use walnuts instead

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