Sign In Chef

OR

No account yet? Sign up.

Forgot your password?

×

Our Disclaimer (The serious stuff)

By using our free meal planner (and the rest of spoonacular.com) you have to agree that you and only you are responsible for anything that happens to you because of something you have read on this site or have bought/cooked/eaten because of this site. After all, the only person who controls what you put in your mouth is you, right?

Spoonacular is a recipe search engine that sources recipes from across the web. We do our best to find recipes suitable for many diets — whether vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc. — but we cannot guarantee that a recipe's ingredients are safe for your diet. Always read ingredient lists from the original source (follow the link from the "Instructions" field) in case an ingredient has been incorrectly extracted from the original source or has been labeled incorrectly in any way. Moreover, it is important that you always read the labels on every product you buy to see if the product could cause an allergic reaction or if it conflicts with your personal or religious beliefs. If you are still not sure after reading the label, contact the manufacturer.

We also attempt to estimate the cost and calculate the nutritional information for the recipes found on our site. Again, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Additionally, our nutrition visualizer that suggests that you limit sodium, sugar, etc., and get enough protein, vitamins, and minerals is not intended as medical advice. Similarly, our health tips are based on articles we have read from various sources across the web, and are not based on any medical training. The team behind spoonacular does not possess any medical qualifications and the information may be found to be incorrect or out of date based on future research. If you need help planning your diet or determining which foods (and recipes) are safe for you, contact a registered dietitian, allergist, or another medical professional.

Spoonacular is not responsible for any adverse effects or damages that occur because of your use of the website or any information it provides (e.g. after cooking/consuming a recipe on spoonacular.com or on any of the sites we link to, after reading information from articles or shared via social media, etc.)

×

Quick N' Easy Basil Pesto

 
One serving costs about $2

$2.00 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 gluten-free,primal,gluten free,primal condiment,dip,sauce,spread
spoonacular Score:84%

Spoonacular Score: 84%

 

Quick N' Easy Basil Pesto takes approximately approximately 45 minutes from beginning to end. Watching your figure? This gluten free and primal recipe has 248 calories, 6g of protein, and 25g of fat per serving. For $2.0 per serving, you get a condiment that serves 8. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 3 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is brought to you by Foodista. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 84%. This score is excellent. Similar recipes include Easy Basil Pesto, Awesomely Easy Basil Pesto, and Easy Basil Walnut Pesto.

Ingredients

Servings:
8 cups
8 cups fresh basil leaves
fresh basil leaves
0.5 cup
0.5 cup olive oil
olive oil
0.75 cup
0.75 cup pine nuts
pine nuts
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
0.75 cup
0.75 cup parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
8 cups fresh basil leaves
8 cups
fresh basil leaves
0.5 cup olive oil
0.5 cup
olive oil
0.75 cup pine nuts
0.75 cup
pine nuts
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
0.75 cup parmesan cheese
0.75 cup
parmesan cheese

Equipment

food processor
food processor
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
muffin liners
muffin liners
food processor
food processor
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
muffin liners
muffin liners


Instructions

In a food processor, alternate adding ingredients until blended smooth. Add more olive oil if the pesto isnt the correct consistency. Use the pesto with 24 hrs or freeze scoops in plastic wrap lined muffin cups for later use.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.00
Ingredient
8 cups fresh basil leaves
½ cups olive oil
¾ cups pine nuts
2 cloves garlic
¾ cups parmesan cheese
Price
$7.54
$1.29
$5.42
$0.13
$1.58
$15.97

Nutritional Information

Quickview
247k Calories
5g Protein
24g Total Fat
2g Carbs
43% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
247k
12%

Fat
24g
38%

  Saturated Fat
4g
25%

Carbohydrates
2g
1%

  Sugar
0.61g
1%

Cholesterol
6mg
2%

Sodium
151mg
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
12%

Vitamin K
114µg
109%

Manganese
1mg
70%

Vitamin A
1342IU
27%

Vitamin E
3mg
22%

Calcium
157mg
16%

Phosphorus
152mg
15%

Copper
0.27mg
13%

Magnesium
51mg
13%

Iron
1mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin C
4mg
6%

Folate
21µg
5%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
5%

Potassium
158mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.8mg
4%

Vitamin B1
0.06mg
4%

Fiber
0.87g
3%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.07mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.11µg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.14mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

Related Recipes