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)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
95 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Makes 1 1/4 cups (10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g
Calcium 112mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

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