Olive & Parmesan Pesto

This strongly flavored pesto is a delicious accompaniment to your appetizer spread. Serve with your favorite gluten-free crackers or grain-free treats.

Olive & Parmesan Pesto | Real Food RN

This deliciously rich flavored olive and parmesan pesto is a healthy addition to your appetizer spread. Serve with your favorite gluten-free crackers or grain-free treats. The olives and Parmesan offer plenty of saltiness, so this pesto needs no further salt seasoning.

Olive & Parmesan Pesto | Real Food RN
Yield: Makes one batch

Olive & Parmesan Pesto

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This deliciously rich flavored olive and parmesan pesto is a delicious accompaniment to your appetizer spread. Serve with your favorite gluten-free crackers or grain-free treats.

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz pitted green olives
  • 3.5 oz pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1.8 oz finely grated Parmesan
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 TB extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, additional to drizzle
  • Snipped chives, to garnish
  • Gluten-free crackers, to serve

Instructions

  1. Weigh out all your ingredients and ensure that the olives are drained well from the salty brine they are usually stored in.
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  2. Place the pitted green olives, pimento-stuffed olives, finely grated Parmesan, and finely minced garlic cloves into a food processor/food chopper. Add the first reference to olive oil (3 TB).
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  3. Blend the mixture well, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure even texture.
    Olive & Parmesan Pesto | Real Food RN
  4. Once blended to a pesto consistency, transfer the mixture into your serving bowl and drizzle over the second reference to olive oil (1 tsp). Sprinkle on the snipped chives for a prettier presentation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1g

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