Tanya's Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 103.3
  • Total Fat: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.4 mg
  • Sodium: 106.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

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This is my version of pesto, with a great way to make it much healthier! This is my version of pesto, with a great way to make it much healthier!
Number of Servings: 18


    1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
    6-9 garlic cloves (peeled)
    3/4 cup grated parmesean cheese (I like the good stuff from Sam's)
    2 cups fresh basil (washed and dried)
    1/2 cup fresh italian parsley (washed and dried)
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/2 cup chicken stock
    zest and juice of 1 lemon
    salt to taste (approx 1 tsp)


Combine garlic, basil, pine nuts, cheese, lemon zest and salt in food processor. Blend until grainy consistency. Then gradually blend in olive oil, chicken stock, and lemon juice. This produces a slightly thicker consistency than store bought, add more chicken stock if you want a thinner pesto! Taste for seasoning, add as necessary.

Serve over pasta, use as a marinade, a dip, off a spoon...

Serving Size: Makes 18 2 tbls servings

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TBID227.

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