Sun Basket Pistou
Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Soy-Free
8 – 10 Minutes
Pesto's French cousin is almost identical to the Italian version, only it's made without the pine nuts. It's a traditional condiment for Provençal soupe au pistou, which bears a strong resemblance to Tuscany's minestrone. A sauce this simple demands the best quality ingredients. Look for the brightest, most fragrant bunches of basil you can find and pull out your good olive oil. It'll make all the difference.
- ¼ pound fresh basil
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- kosher salt
Prep the ingredients
- Strip the basil leaves from the stems. Coarsely chop the leaves.
- Coarsely chop the garlic.
Make the pistou
Nutrition per serving: per serving (about 2 T): Calories: 310, Protein: 5 g, Total Fat: 31 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 22 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 1 g, Added Sugar: 0 g, Sodium: 420 mg