Italian Parmesan Paste

Italian Parmesan Paste
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  • Total: 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)
95 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)