Simple Pesto

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Simple Pesto
Whole Foods Market

Pesto is so versatile, you'll never run out of ways to enjoy it. Toss spoonfuls of this no-cook sauce with hot pasta or steamed vegetables, use it as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, or serve as a dip with raw vegetables or pita chips. You can easily adapt pesto to your budget by substituting sale-priced nuts, herbs/greens and cheese, or what you've got on hand or in the garden.

6
Servings
118
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup nuts, such as walnuts, pine nuts, or sunflower kernels
  • 2 Cups packed chopped raw herbs/greens, such as basil, kale, or parsley
  • 1/2 Cup grated hard cheese, such as Parmesan or Romano
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon water (optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. 

Simple Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Simple Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
0.4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
2g
1%
Vitamin A
41µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.9%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
39µg
49%
Calcium
127mg
13%
Fiber
0.4g
1.5%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
9µg
2%
Iron
0.7mg
3.8%
Magnesium
24mg
6%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.7%
Phosphorus
103mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
72mg
2%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.6%

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