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How to Make Pesto

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  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Italian


An easy guide to making a delicious and versatile pesto, and how to make it your own!


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 shallot
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 12 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 34 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Add all ingredients except olive oil to a food processor and process until you have a paste like consistency. Add olive oil and process until the desired thickness and texture is reached.


Always buy feta in a block whenever possible and crumble as you need it. I don’t know why but it tastes so much better than pre-crumbled!


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Sodium: 252mg
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 29.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 5.7g
  • Cholesterol: 8.3mg