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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 347.5
  • Total Fat: 24.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.6 mg
  • Sodium: 619.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 23.5 g

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Pesto Scramble




Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    5 oz. washed, ready-to-eat, Italian-style salad (6 cups)
    1 cup egg substitute
    1/4 cup prepared pesto
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions

Place the lettuce in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Place on 2 plates.
Mix egg substiitute and pesto together.
Heat oil in a medium-size nonstick skillet on high.
Reduce the heat to low or remove the pan from the heat; add the egg mixture.
Scramble about 1 minute, or until desired doneness.
Serve over the lettuce.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 2 servings.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KDOWLI01.





TAGS:  | Breakfast |  Breakfast |

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  • 22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    the reviews on this recipe were mostly negative, so my interest was piqued!..i tried it with the lettuce, not bad, but not to my taste..so, i made it again..this time i used spinach..it was very good!..a kind of "florentine" dish..i also halved the oil..i will make this again. - 5/2/10

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Can't ya just feel the spark love here.
    I suggest re-reading the "Rate this Recipe".
    Heating salad is not that uncommon it's just different.
    The fats from the olive oil, pine nuts in the pesto are good fats and occasional use dosen't necessarily detract from my program...Chef Jim - 5/2/10

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried it and liked it. I make a delicious grilled caesar salad so the nuked lettuce didn't bother me. Next time I will wilt the lettuce in the pan. - 5/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It is all in what you are willing to try--having grown up with wilted lettuce and other greens, this didn't seem a stretch for me. I served it to my picky eater as a child daughter and she loved it. She gave it the stars, I'd already eaten my day's allotment, but you can bet that I will in the am! - 5/2/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm only sorry that I waited 36 years to try pesto! A very little bit goes a long way, so I may only start with a little bit, and not the full amount. And warm lettuce? Have you all had a warm taco salad? There ya go! Don't knock it -- and rate it -- UNTIL YOU'VE tried it! - 5/2/10

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a little different but I love to try new things that are unusual. We have to be a little adventurous when it comes to eating, especially when dieting and looking for new things to keep us from getting bored. I love pesto so do plan to try this and see how it is. - 10/23/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is ideal for me because I'm always trying to incorporate more protein into my diet. Yes, the fat in this dish is a bit high but it's from the olive oil. I'm more worried about the sodium content. Maybe substitute fresh basil for 1/2 of the pesto.Thanks KDWOL - 10/23/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am sorry that others have been so unkind in their comments. I have not tried pesto, because of reading your recipe, I will now. I do make scrambled southwestern egg beaters, and at the last minute, add salsa and either spinach or mixed baby lettuce and let it wilt--delicious and healthy. - 5/2/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I grew up with eating cooked lettuce and it's delish with the right spices/sauces. I will definitely try this recipe. - 5/2/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Don't knock it until you try it :) Be positive...Why don't you try the eggs and the pesto and the rest? That sounds great to me! This would be like cooking cabbage and spinach, I think. But, we all have choices :) Blessings! :) - 11/17/07

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    rather funny ...when I saw it I said yummmm. I do something like this but saute spinach with a bit of olive oil and then use basil with the eggs and feta - 5/2/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow!!! I'm trying this recipe today! Anything that can ellicit this much response has to be worth trying. Shame on you people, if no one ever tried anything new we would still be eating boiled mutton and gruel. Go stick your collective heads back in the sand. - 5/2/10

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Lotta people don't like the nuked lettuce. I don't know that I would, either. But I do like the idea of pesto and eggs! I like the idea of mixing some pesto in eggs to be scrambled, and I wonder if a bit of pesto on egg sunny side up would be good. - 5/2/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Actually, the large amt of fat in the recipe is from the pesto (13g), not the oil (4g) - I entered this on SP Tracker. Less cals too. One cup eggbeaters is equal to 4 eggs, so it could be 2 servings. I'm going to try it with spinach and less pesto. Curious: HAS anyone actually made it as described? - 5/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just had my variation for brunch - great! I left out the oil in the pan and sprayed it scrambled eggs with with pesto served hot over cold lettuce with parmasan - very nice flavor! - 9/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would make this with organic baby spinach. If I had pesto on hand or wanted to go to the trouble to make it, I would use it. Otherwise, I would just use fresh basil as we have tons of it growing. We don't microwave and make it all in a pan on a stove. Very yummy! - 6/27/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good for an at-home lunch or light dinner. - 5/3/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am always up for something new, so will give this a try. - 5/2/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Maybe I'd add spinach instead...
    - 10/23/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love pesto, so am going to try scambling a couple of eggs with a spoonful of pesto mixed in, and sprinkle the parmesean on top, but no hot lettuce for me! - 11/14/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love the pesto - 11/13/07

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Perhaps I'd consider using spinach with this, instead of lettuce, and reduce the olive oil to 1 tsp, and cut the pesto in half. - 11/13/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would make it with fresh spinach instead of salad and substitute a soy parmesan and I think it would work well. - 11/13/07

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  • Ok, so I just made this without having seen it here, only I used spinach (that's what I had on hand). Will do lettuce next time! I do like wilted lettuce salad. - 9/3/10

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  • Just made pesto last week with basil from garden. I plan to try this for breakfast in a whole wheat wrap. - 9/2/10

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