Brittnie's Almond Pesto

Brittnie's Almond Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 89.3
  • Total Fat: 15.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 60.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Introduction

This delicious, thick pesto recipe uses almonds instead of pine nuts to add a tasty twist. Works great as a veggie dip, pasta sauce, or marinade for meat and fish! This delicious, thick pesto recipe uses almonds instead of pine nuts to add a tasty twist. Works great as a veggie dip, pasta sauce, or marinade for meat and fish!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    *2 cups- fresh basil leaves
    *1/2 cup- olive oil
    *1/2 cup- Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese
    *3 cloves- fresh garlic, minced
    *1/3 cup- slivered almonds
    *To taste- black pepper and NoSalt Sodium-Free Alternative (1/2 tsp of each used for nutrition calculation)

Directions

1. Toast almonds and minced garlic in a stove-top pan. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until the almonds turn light brown (about 5 minutes). Let cool for a few minutes.
2. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT olive oil in a blender or food processor.
3. Mix on a low/medium setting, slowly incorporating the olive oil.
4. Blend all ingredients until smooth, but not "liquified".

Enjoy! The recipe makes approximately 16 1-tbsp servings.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STARLADY174.

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