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Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto Recipe

  • 4 cups packed basil leaves (from 2 large, very full bunches)
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 scant cups olive oil (preferably a combination of Garlic Confit Oil and pure olive oil), plus more for topping
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1¼ cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Kosher or sea salt
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314kcal (16%)
Total Fat 33g (51%)
Saturated Fat 5g (27%)
Cholesterol 7mg (2%)
Total Carbohydrate 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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