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Lighter Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Lighter Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Lighter Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sarahjo36

Makes 4 servings



A Pesto Sauce with less oil and more basil. You could add 3 tbsp. of walnut pieces if you wanted that nutty flavor.

Recipe Ingredients for Lighter Pesto

3 cups basil leaves
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Lighter Pesto

  1. In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan, garlic, lemon juice, and 3 tbsp. water; season with salt and pepper. Puree until a paste forms.

  2. Stream in oil while motor is running. Process until smooth, about 1 minute.

Categories

Main Dish, Roast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 37.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
113
Calories from Fat
102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.3g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
58mg
2%
Potassium
69mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
1.4g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 8% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
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