Lighter Basil Pesto Recipe

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Lighter Basil Pesto
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  1. 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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 44.89 Kcal (188 kJ)
Calories from fat 31.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.47g 5%
Cholesterol 5.15mg 2%
Sodium 67.69mg 3%
Potassium 43.54mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.29g 0%
Sugars 0.12g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Protein 2.44g 5%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 68mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 207.2 Kcal (868 kJ)
Calories from fat 144.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.02g 5%
Cholesterol 23.78mg 2%
Sodium 312.39mg 3%
Potassium 200.98mg 1%
Total Carbs 5.93g 0%
Sugars 0.55g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.91g 1%
Protein 11.28g 5%
Vitamin C 6.3mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 2%
Calcium 313.8mg 7%

* 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

  • 1.1
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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