Basil Walnut Pesto

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Portfolio Diet Score: 3 points per serving

  • Nuts & Seeds: 1.5 points
  • Oils (MUFAs): 1.5 points

Nutrition Information

Calories212 kcalMonounsaturated Fat 10.5 g
Protein  2.5 gPolyunsaturated Fat 8.4 g
Bean Protein0 gTotal Carbohydrate1.8 g
Soy Protein0 gDietary Fibre 1.1 g
Fat22.3 gViscous Fibre0 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
(1 serving – 42 g): 1/4 recipe

Basil Walnut Pesto

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Total Time 10 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 212 kcal (per serving)

Description

Portfolio Diet Score: 3 points per serving

  • Nuts & Seeds: 1.5 points
  • Oils (MUFAs): 1.5 points

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add basil leaves and walnuts to a food processor. Pulse.

  2. Add garlic and olive oil. Pulse again.

  3. Add lemon juice. Pulse until blended.

  4. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula and pulse a few more times.

  5. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

  6. Add more olive oil before serving, if taken right from the fridge.

Note

  • Feel free to double the recipe if you are in need of a larger batch.
  • Pesto freezes well. freeze in ice cube trays, and then store frozen pesto cubes in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Serve on top of barley.
Keywords: Nuts & Seeds, Oils (MUFAs)

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