Homemade Pesto

Pesto is notoriously high in calories, but this homemade pesto recipe is less calories and just as flavoursome as it's shop bought counterpart!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.9g14%
Total Carbohydrate 0.5g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%
Protein 0.8g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields8 ServingsCategoryDinner

 30 g pine nuts
 60 g fresh basil leaves
 2 garlic cloves - minced
 85 ml olive oil
 0.50 tsp salt
 0.50 tsp black pepper

1

For the homemade pesto, lightly toast the pine nuts in a large pan over a medium heat. They should turn a light golden colour.

2

Once toasted, add all the ingredients (bar the olive oil) to a blender and blitz until the smooth.

Continue to blend as you add the olive oil until you get the consistency you like.

I like it slightly thicker than the average pesto.

3

Simply toss your cooked pasta with the pesto and enjoy!

I love having mine with grilled chicken/pork, mushrooms and tomatoes! Full of protein and flavour!

Ingredients

 30 g pine nuts
 60 g fresh basil leaves
 2 garlic cloves - minced
 85 ml olive oil
 0.50 tsp salt
 0.50 tsp black pepper

Directions

1

For the homemade pesto, lightly toast the pine nuts in a large pan over a medium heat. They should turn a light golden colour.

2

Once toasted, add all the ingredients (bar the olive oil) to a blender and blitz until the smooth.

Continue to blend as you add the olive oil until you get the consistency you like.

I like it slightly thicker than the average pesto.

3

Simply toss your cooked pasta with the pesto and enjoy!

I love having mine with grilled chicken/pork, mushrooms and tomatoes! Full of protein and flavour!

Homemade Pesto

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