Sunday, January 19, 2014

Homemade Pesto

1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
2-5 garlic cloves, peeled (start with 2 cloves)
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Put the basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese in a blender or food processor. Turn the machine on and drizzle in the lemon juice. Continue to puree until a smooth paste is formed.

Makes  3/4 cup pesto
Fat per 1/2 TBSP = 1.1grams
Calories per 1/2 TBSP = 14