Peanut & Basil Pesto

Created by Caroline Young Bearden, MS, RD, LD

There’s nothing like freshly homemade pesto. Though its traditionally made with pine nuts and olive oil, I put a fresh and even more delicious spin on the Italian classic with peanuts and green peanut oil.. Serve it on top of bread, pizza and pasta.

Directions

Combine the basil, garlic and peanuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 290

Calories from Fat: 270

Fat: 29g

Trans fats:  0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Carbohydrate: 5g

Protein: 5g

Fiber: <1g

Sodium: 520mg

 

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