Pesto - 2 cups

Cuisinart original


Bright in color and flavor, pesto can easily jazz up any dish,
from pasta or rice to vegetables and meat.


Makes 2 cups


4             ounces Pecorino Romano cheese, cut into two pieces

1             cup extra virgin olive oil

2             garlic cloves, peeled

4             cups fresh basil leaves

½           teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional information


Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):

Calories 41 (65% from fat) / carb. 1g / pro. 3g / fat 3g / sat. fat 1g / chol. 5mg / sod. 115mg
calc. 36mg / fiber 0g



Put cheese into the blender jar. Secure lid.

Select Speed 10 and press Start. Blend until finely chopped, about 10 seconds.

Add remaining ingredients and secure lid. Select Speed 1 and press Start. Blend until garlic and basil are chopped, about 35 seconds. Increase to Speed 6 and blend until smooth, about an additional 30 seconds.

Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.