Pesto Sauce

Number of Servings: 8 (13g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 10 min.
Pesto Sauce

Pesto is a delicious way to give veggies, meats, and grains a little pep. Making a nicely balanced, nutritious version can feel challenging when you consider the amount of cheese and salt that goes into many pestos. This recipe gets you there: all the flavor with the nutrients you need.


  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the oil in the food processor or blender. Process until almost smooth.
  2. Pour the oil through the feed tube with the processor or blender running at the slowest speed and process until blended.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 13g

Amount per serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 22.1mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 0%
Potassium 35mg 0%
Vitamin A 17.3mcg 2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 6%
Vitamin K 25.3mcg 20%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 0.3mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
Folate 4.4mcg 1%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 23.6mg 2%
Pantothenate 0mg 0%
Phosphorus 24.2mg 2%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 9.4mg 2%
Zinc 0.2mg 0%
Selenium 0.6mcg 2%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.7mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Basil, Olive Oil, Pine Nuts, Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Garlic, Black Pepper.

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