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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 74.4
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.0 mg
  • Sodium: 119.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Basil/Pine Nut Pesto - low fat

Submitted by: SHUTRBUG1
Basil/Pine Nut Pesto - low fat

Introduction

A traditional pesto sauce made with less oil. Freezes beautifully. Use on whole wheat pasta, top grilled chicken with a spoonful, spread it on a chicken or turkey sandwich, and it makes a great pizza! A traditional pesto sauce made with less oil. Freezes beautifully. Use on whole wheat pasta, top grilled chicken with a spoonful, spread it on a chicken or turkey sandwich, and it makes a great pizza!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup fresh basil
    2 Tbsp roasted pine nuts
    3 cloves garlic
    1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    3 Tbsp water
    2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
    1/2 tsp light salt

Directions

In food processor, process roasted pine nuts and garlic cloves to fine mince. (note: you can use sunflower seeds if you prefer) Add basil and process until finely minced. Add water, olive oil, parmesan cheese and light salt and process until well blended.

Toss with 4 oz of whole wheat pasta for a side dish for 4 people. Also great warmed and spooned on top of grilled chicken, or on a chicken or turkey sandwich. Also great for a pesto pizza.

I make several batches at once, and freeze flat in small zip lock bags. They thaw in minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHUTRBUG1.






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