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Classic Basil Pesto



Ingredients:
2   cups (500 mL) loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/4   cup (50 mL) pine nuts, toasted
1   garlic clove, peeled
1/3   cup (75 mL) olive oil
1   oz (30 g) Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1/8   tsp (0.5 mL) each salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Directions:
  1. Place basil, pine nuts and garlic in Manual Food Processor; cover and pump handle until finely chopped.
  2. Add oil, cheese, salt and black pepper; process to desired consistency, removing lid and scraping down sides of bowl as necessary using Mini Mix ‘N Scraper®.

Yield: 1 cup (250 mL)

Nutrients per serving: (2 tbsp/30 mL): Calories 130, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 95 mg, Carbohydrate 1 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 2 g