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Fresh Basil Pesto with Pasta

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

  • Servings per recipe: 4
  • Serving size: 2/3 cup cooked pasta + 1/4 pesto

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 381
  • Protein: 9.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fibre: 3g
  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Sodium: 105mg
  • Phosphorus: 119mg
  • Potassium: 171mg

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

Renal exchanges: 2 starch, 1 veg


-375 grams white pasta ( 2 1/2 cups cooked)
-2 cups fresh basil
-2-3 cloves of garlic
-1/4 cup pine nuts
-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
-1/3 cup olive oil


Cook pasta according to package directions.

Chop basil, garlic and pine nuts.  Mix all together with Parmesan cheese.  Add the oil.

Serve over fresh pasta.

You can also use a food processor:  add basil, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. With motor running, add the oil. Stir in garlic.


Fresh Basil Pesto with Pasta, 2.6 out of 5 based on 43 ratings