Simple Pesto

Simple Pesto
Contributor
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
191
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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
32µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
195mg
20%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
140mg
20%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
270mg
18%
Water
70g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.