Italian Parmesan Paste

Italian Parmesan Paste
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1 1/4 cups (10 servings)

This cheese rub contains herbs and spices for flavor and olive oil and red wine vinegar to turn the mixture into a thick paste. Very similar to pesto, without the pine nuts. Use this rub on any meat to add that great Italian-inspired flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL basil (dried)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL oregano (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL black pepper (fresh ground)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients and store in a glass or plastic bow. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Mixture will stay good for 3 to 4 days.

2. Make it a day ahead to the let the flavors blend. Store in fridge and use as needed.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 95
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 83 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)