Pesto Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Pesto.


There are 323 calories in Pesto.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


cup (58 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 286
Calories 323

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 grams

Saturated Fat 5.9 grams

Trans Fat 0.1 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.3 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 17 grams

Cholesterol 15 milligrams

Sodium 316 milligrams

Potassium 133 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 4.7 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.6 grams

Sugars 0.5 grams
Protein 6.9 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 320 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 87 minutes
Running (6mph) 31 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 45 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What does a pesto taste like?

Traditional pesto is a thick, green sauce that tastes bright and herby from the basil, and salty and rich from the cheeses and pine nuts. It should be garlicky, with pleasant grassiness from good quality olive oil.

What is pesto made of?

That simple combination of fresh basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil always hits the spot. Plus, as sauces go, classic basil pesto is incredibly quick and easy to make, and also freezes beautifully for later if you would like.

What is pesto and is it good for you?

Pesto is high in fat and calories, but also contains many nourishing ingredients. Rich in vitamins, minerals and monounsaturated fats, pesto provides your body with tools to maintain cell health and keep your heart healthy. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy pesto if you remain conscious of your diet.

How do you eat pesto?

Creative Ways to Use Pesto

  1. Stir a Scoop Into Soup. Add a burst of flavor to your soup by stirring in a scoop of pesto after the soup has been taken off the heat and before serving. …
  2. Spread on Bread. …
  3. Use as a Veggie Dip. …
  4. Elevate Roasted Veggies. …
  5. Stir Into Mashed Potatoes. …
  6. Make Pesto Butter. …
  7. Stuff Chicken Breast. …
  8. Enjoy with Eggs.

Do you eat pesto hot or cold?

You can serve this pasta warm or cold! To serve it cold just store it in the refrigerator until it cools! Should pesto be heated? You should not heat the pesto sauce, because it will change the color, taste and texture of the fresh basil.

Can you eat pesto raw?

Pesto is fine to eat straight from the jar… however there is a little ‘but’ to this. Most commonly used for stirring through pasta, pesto is a versatile ingredient and lends itself to a variety of uses.

Is pesto healthier than tomato sauce?

Alfredo, vodka and pesto sauces are higher in fat and calories than most tomato-based sauces. Alfredo and vodka sauces contain cream, which sends the saturated fat numbers soaring. Pesto sauces are high in fat, but it’s mainly healthy unsaturated fat from vegetable oil and pine nuts – these are healthy fats.

Is pesto good for losing weight?

Because its ingredients include olive oil, nuts, and cheese, pesto can be high in calories and fat. However, the fat is primarily unsaturated and may have heart health benefits. Pesto is also full of antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage.