Grilled Squash With Cilantro-Pecan Pesto Recipe

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Grilled Squash With Cilantro-Pecan Pesto
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  1. Toast pine nuts in a heavy skillet on medium heat until fragrant and golden brown. Repeat process for pecans. Combine the pine nuts, pecans, garlic, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse until fine and well mixed. With food processor running, slowly add oil. Mix a few times by hand to thoroughly combine pesto. Add parmesan cheese and salt (optional).
  2. Spray olive oil cooking spray or lightly rub olive oil onto grill grate to prevent sticking. Preheat grill to medium heat. Cut squash lengthwise (about three pieces per squash depending upon size). Make 3 or so hatch marks on cut sides of squash and rub pesto onto cut sides of squash. Grill squash for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden grill marks appear and squash is tender. Remove and serve with extra pesto on the side if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 202.75 Kcal (849 kJ)
Calories from fat 173.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.31g 30%
Cholesterol 8.43mg 3%
Sodium 200.01mg 8%
Potassium 118.09mg 3%
Total Carbs 3g 1%
Sugars 0.77g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.23g 5%
Protein 6.44g 13%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 158.6mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 513.64 Kcal (2151 kJ)
Calories from fat 440.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.91g 30%
Cholesterol 21.34mg 3%
Sodium 506.68mg 8%
Potassium 299.16mg 3%
Total Carbs 7.61g 1%
Sugars 1.96g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.11g 5%
Protein 16.32g 13%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 4%
Iron 2.2mg 5%
Calcium 401.8mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.4
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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