Traditional Pesto

5 12 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each
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12 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each

Try our classic pesto recipe made with fresh basil from your garden, toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Serve this delicious recipe tossed with hot cooked pasta or as a topping for a grilled steak.

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  • Process ingredients in food processor or blender until blended.

How to Store

Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Or, freeze in ice cube trays until firm, then pop out and store in resealable plastic bags until ready to use.

Serving Suggestion

Serve as a spread with toasted baguette slices and/or crackers.

Special Extra

Top with additional basil and pine nuts.


  • 12 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each
Calories 40
% Daily Value
Total fat 3.5g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 120mg
Carbohydrate 2g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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