Vegan Basil Pesto - Light Recipe

Looking for an easy Vegan Basil Pesto - Light recipe? Learn how to make Vegan Basil Pesto - Light using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by aech

Makes 14 servings



lighter version of recipe found here: http://caloriecount.about.com/vegan-basil-pesto-recipe-r969397 Each serving is approximately 1 tablespoon.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegan Basil Pesto - Light

1/3 cup pine nuts
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp water
5 cloves garlic
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup fresh basil leaves

Recipe Directions for Vegan Basil Pesto - Light

  1. Place the pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted.

  2. Gradually mix the pine nuts, olive oil, water, garlic, nutritional yeast, and basil in a food processor, and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper

Categories

Vegetables, American, Italian, No Cook, Toast, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 14.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
54
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
3mg
0%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
2.6g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in thiamin
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