This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
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Wow! I can eat pesto. Accenting key flavors in healthy recipes by using the best quality ingredients lets you reduce the amount of fat and calories in the recipe. This pesto would not be as good with only fair quality olive oil or stale garlic.
Parmesan is most famous in the USA in the green shaker box. None of the recipes on this site use that type of cheese.
All of the recipes that use parmesan call for Parmigiano-Reggiano. This is a hard granular cheese that originates in Parma Italy. Those made in the area of Parma and Reggio Emilia are the real deal. Whenever possible I use the Italian cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano) rather than domestic or imports from South America. This costs more but the flavor difference is worth it.
Parmesans have about 9 grams of fat per ounce. This is moderate for cheese. Good parmesans have such a fine flavor you don’t need much.
1 ounce cheese = 141 calories, 9g fat, 6g sat fat, 0 mono fat, 11g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 198mg sodium, 28mg cholesterol
Servings = 6 | Serving size =2 Tablespoons
Cooking Time = 20 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.
This healthy recipe freezes fairly well. This recipe keeps about 3 - 4 days tightly sealed.
|2 Tbsp||pine nuts|
|2 cloves||garlic (minced)|
|4 cups||fresh basil|
|1 ounces||Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)|
|1 Tbsp||fresh lemon juice|
|1 Tbsp||white wine vinegar|
|2 Tbsp||extra virgin olive oil|
Serving size = 2 Tablespoons
Servings = 6
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 86||Calories from Fat 67|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Vitamin A 30%||Vitamin C 11%|
|Calcium 10%||Iron 6%|
|Vitamin K 120 mcg||Potassium 158 mg|
|Magnesium 32 mg|