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BASIL PESTO RECIPE LEADERBRAND BASIL PESTO RECIPE LEADERBRAND
Directions

Step 1

Crush garlic and a pinch of kosher salt in a mortar with the pestle until garlic is mashed and paste-like.

Step 2

Add basil and spinach in batches, crushing down the leaves until they form a fairly fine paste. Add in pine nuts and grind down to combine. Add the cheese in batches and pound into the mixture until incorporated.

Step 3

Drizzle in olive oil a bit at a time, pounding to combine. When all the olive oil has been added and emulsified into the mixture, transfer pesto to a bowl to serve and drizzle the surface with olive oil. 

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Servings per package: 3

Serving size: 40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100 g
Energy  32 kJ 81 kJ
Protein 1.2 g 3.0 g
Fat, Total 0.1 g 0.3 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0.0 g
– sugars 0.0 g 0.0 g
Dietary Fibre 1.0 g 2.4 g
Sodium 7 mg 17 mg
Folate 88 ug (44% RDI*) 220 ug
Vitamin A  113 ug (15% RDI*) 283 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

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Ingredients
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled 
  • ¼ tsp rock salt 
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil 
  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts 
  • 1/2 pack LeaderBrand Baby Spinach 
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 
  • ½ cup mild extra-virgin olive oil 
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