Vegetables With Pesto and Parmesan Thins Recipe

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  1. -Pesto sauce-.
  2. Lightly toast pine nuts.
  3. In a food processor (or with a pestle and mortar), mix the basil, pine nuts and cheese into a paste.
  4. Add oil and blend to a smooth paste.
  5. Keep in an airtight jar in the fridge.
  6. -Vegetables-.
  7. Bake the potatoes until they are soft, let them cool and split them in half.
  8. Sprinkle a little salt and Cayenne pepper onto the potatoes and using a knife put small slits into them.
  9. Using a steamer, cook the broccoli and the asparagus for no more than 3 minutes on a very high heat, they must be crisp, not mushy.
  10. Place in an oiled oven dish on a low heat to keep warm.
  11. Using a large skillet, heat butter and oil and fry the potatoes until slightly crispy on the flat side. Set them aside.
  12. Add more butter if necessary and fry circles of aubergine and the Courgette until cooked but crisp.
  13. Place in the oven dish.
  14. Now fry the asparagus, coat with butter and oil thats in the pan, don't let it cook too much or they will loose the crunch.
  15. Add broccoli and toss in the butter.
  16. Set aside in the oven dish Add cherry tomatoes and caramelize .
  17. Warm plates.
  18. Set up as follows:Take Parmesan thins and place to one side of plate.
  19. Put asparagus fanning out from the parmesan, with a cherry tomatoe between each piece.
  20. Arrange other ingredients as is convenient.
  21. Heat up some double cream and add 4 Tbsp pesto.
  22. Drizzle over the vegetables.
  23. Accompany with a chilled white wine and serve Mushroom Puffs as the main course.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1052.19 Kcal (4405 kJ)
Calories from fat 701.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 77.95g 120%
Cholesterol 11.59mg 4%
Sodium 1164.44mg 49%
Potassium 1595.64mg 34%
Total Carbs 72.24g 24%
Sugars 18.27g 73%
Dietary Fiber 11.17g 45%
Protein 24.65g 49%
Vitamin C 113.9mg 190%
Vitamin A 1.3mg 43%
Iron 5.3mg 29%
Calcium 309.2mg 31%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 145.93 Kcal (611 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.81g 120%
Cholesterol 1.61mg 4%
Sodium 161.49mg 49%
Potassium 221.3mg 34%
Total Carbs 10.02g 24%
Sugars 2.53g 73%
Dietary Fiber 1.55g 45%
Protein 3.42g 49%
Vitamin C 15.8mg 190%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 43%
Iron 0.7mg 29%
Calcium 42.9mg 31%

* 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

  • 26.7
  • 29

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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