Spinach Pesto with TofuSubmitted by: THE-B-HIVE
IntroductionDelicious Vegan Pesto - Low Cal/Fat, too! Delicious Vegan Pesto - Low Cal/Fat, too!
1 bunch Spinach
4-8 fresh tomatoes
4-6 cloves garlic
3/4 c. olive oil
3/4 c. pine nuts (sub: walnuts)
1 block firm tofu (about 8 oz)
5-6 leaves fresh basil or 1 tbsp dried
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 c. whole grain pasta per person
optional: add any other vegetables chopped and lightly steamed or sauteed
optional: parmesian cheese to garnish
[These ingredients not accounted for in recipe calculations - please add your favorite pasta and any cheese to your nutrition tracker!]
Before serving cook appropriate amount of pasta per person, drain and set aside. In wok or skillet, gently warm chopped tomatoes (1 or more per person) and any other vegetables you like, then add pasta and 1/2 cup spinach-tofu pesto per person. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 1/2-cup servings.
Because this recipe uses tofu instead of cheese, it is higher in protein and lower in fat, so the serving size is higher than with other pestos. It is still quite rich and delicious, though, so adjust the proportions for your taste.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THE-B-HIVE.