Food & Drink

Betty Boone's pesto

2 cups fresh basil

2 cloves garlic (or more)

1/2 cup pecans

1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan

3/4cup olive oil

Fresh black pepper to taste

Makes 6-8 servings

Pulse all ingredients in food processor to a coarse paste, putting garlic in first. Makes 1 cups. May be frozen in ice trays, popping out a cube per person when ready to cook.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories, 251.2; protein, 2.9 g; carbohydrates, 1.8 g; total fat, 26.6 g; cholesterol, 4.4 mg; saturated fat, 4 g; dietary fiber, 1.1 g; sodium, 77.6 mg; sugar, .4 g; vitamin A, 50.1 retinol equivalents; vitamin C, 2.2 mg; calcium, 78.1 mg; iron, .7 mg; alcohol, 0 g.