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Pesto stuffed pork loin

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Pesto stuffed pork loin


For the pesto

  • In a blender add the garlic, the olive oil, and beat well until the garlic is dissolved.
  • Add the basil, the oregano, the rosemary, and beat until mashed.
  • Add the hazelnuts and beat until they are well crushed. Add salt, pepper, the parmesan, and beat for a few seconds.

For the pork

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • With a knife, score the pork and open up its surface. 
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, and the pesto. Spread over its whole surface and wrap into a roll. 
  • Tie with kitchen twine so that the pork keeps its shape and cooks evenly. 
  • Wrap with parchment paper and aluminum foil, and transfer to a baking pan with a rack. 
  • Spread 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, and roast for 3 hours. Uncover and increase the oven’s temperature to 180ο C (350ο F). Roast for 20-25 more minutes until golden.

To serve

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the butter.
  • Cut the Brussels sprouts and the carrots into small pieces and add them to the pan.
  • Add salt, pepper, and sauté. Add the rice, mix, and serve. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
21 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
41 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
35 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
0 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
76 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
3 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
100 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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