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Basil Bliss: Pesto alla Genovese delight

Pesto alla Genovese

About the Dish:

Pesto alla Genovese is a traditional Italian sauce originating from Genoa, Italy. It is made with fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. The sauce has a vibrant green color and a rich, herbaceous flavor. It is typically served with pasta, but can also be used as a spread for sandwiches or as a dip for vegetables. Pesto alla Genovese is a versatile and delicious addition to any meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 200mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g


Ingredient Quantity
Fresh Basil 2 cups
Pine Nuts 1/2 cup
Garlic 3 cloves
Parmesan Cheese 1/2 cup, grated
Olive Oil 1/2 cup
Salt 1/2 teaspoon

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a food processor or blender, combine the fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic cloves, and salt. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped.
  • Step 2: Add the grated Parmesan cheese to the mixture and pulse again until well combined.
  • Step 3: With the food processor or blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto reaches a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Step 4: Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt if desired.
  • Step 5: Transfer the pesto to a jar or airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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