Lighter Basil Pesto
Ingredients15 m servings 42
- Chop basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor. Add ricotta cheese to the basil mixture and process. Repeat with Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Add vegetable broth and process until sauce is smooth. Add more broth if pesto is too thick.
Per Serving: 42 calories; 3.1 1.3 2.5 5 56 Full nutrition
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Loved that this recipe didn't have as many calories as regular pesto & was yummy! Even though olive oil is a good type of oil, it still has 119 Calories in just 1 TB! So I guess when you use a 1...
This is a simple recipe that is easy to put together and has wonderful flavor. I used almonds instead of pine nuts, and didn’t use any vegetable broth but did add a little lemon juice.
I really liked this pesto. I didn't have pine nuts, so I toasted some almonds and walnuts, and that worked great. I skipped the oil too, just added a little water to thin out the pesto a bit. Th...
A really nice alternative to traditional oily basil pesto! I used it on the 'Pesto Chicken' recipe (submitted to this site by PJaros), and it was lovely!