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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Easy Pesto

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Easy Pesto
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Easy Pesto - This light pesto recipe works perfectly with pasta and fish.

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15 min.
Preparation
Nutritions
1 gram contains
Fat4 g
Saturated Fat Acids1 g
Protein2 g
Roughage1 g
Sugar added0 g
Calorie51
Carbohydrates/g1
Bread exchange unit0
Cholesterol/mg2
Uric acid/mg6
Vitamin A/mg0.1
Vitamin D/μg0
Vitamin E/mg0.6
Vitamin B₁/mg0
Vitamin B₂/mg0
Niacin/mg0.6
Vitamin B₆/mg0
Folate/μg11
Pantothenic acid/mg0.1
Biotin/μg0.7
Vitamin B₁₂/μg0
Vitamin C/mg2
Potassium/mg77
Calcium/mg56
Magnesium/mg10
Iron/mg0.9
Iodine/μg1
Zinc/mg0.3
Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Ingredients
Preparation

Ingredients

for 8 grams
1 ounce
2
3 tablespoons
white Beans (canned)
2 tablespoons
3 bunches
1 ounce
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small skillet, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl, 1 Can opener

Preparation steps

Step 1/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 1

In a dry small skillet, toast the pine nuts until golden brown.

Step 2/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 2

Peel the garlic and chop coarsely.

Step 3/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 3

Drain beans, rinse under cold water and drain well.

Step 4/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 4

Combine pine nuts, beans, garlic and olive oil in a tall vessel and puree until smooth with an immersion blender. 

Step 5/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 5

Rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely.

Step 6/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 6

Add basil to the bean mixture and pulse until combined. 

Step 7/7
Easy Pesto preparation step 7

Grate Parmesan cheese and stir into pesto. Season with salt and pepper. If not serving immediately, refrigerate in an airtight container for 2-3 days.   

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