Saturday, August 21, 2010

Low Fat Pesto


Tonight for dinner we are making grilled vegetable pizzas w/pesto. We love pesto but don't like all the calories the olive oil adds to it. I found this recipe and it works great and isn't so oily.


Low Fat Pesto

(printable copy)


1/3 cup chicken broth or 1/3 cup vegetable stock
2 garlic cloves
1 cup fresh basil
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons pine nuts
Drizzle of olive oil

Method:

Combine stock and garlic and heat in the microwave on high for 5 minutes (or heat on the stove). Allow to cool.
Chop basil in food processor. Add cooled stock, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Whirl until everything is finely chopped and blended.
Meanwhile, cook pasta of your choice. Toss sauce with pasta. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired. Use as a topping for fish, chicken or potatoes also.









I really need to make more pesto and freeze it. My basil is starting to look sad.



I love toasted pine nuts! I'm adding some to the top of the pizzas also.



My little food processor is just the right size for one batch.



Ready to make the pizzas! Jim........fire up the grill!

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