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Basil, Chive & Parsley Blender Pesto

Serve with cooked pasta, spoon over grilled fish or spread over whole-grain crusty bread and top with halved grape or cherry tomatoes.

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Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raw unsalted almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped chives
  • Pinch each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation

In a blender, combine almonds and garlic; pulse until combined. Add cheese, basil, parsley, chives, salt and pepper; pulse. With motor running, add oil and lemon juice in a thin, steady stream until fully incorporated. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 tbsp
  • Calories 164
  • Carbohydrate Content 4 g
  • Cholesterol Content 9 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 197 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 10 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g