Light Pesto Sauce

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by The Late Night Gour

My pesto sauce uses less oil than most pesto sauces. This makes it thicker, but it also makes it a lot lighter. NOTE: This recipe works perfectly if you want to substitute cilantro for basil, and if you use walnuts, almonds, or pecans in place of the pine nuts.

Top Review by Anonymous

This is my second attempt. Are these reviews coming through? Anyway, I like the fact that calories are kept down, but I do it by reducing the amount of cheese. Olive oil is good for you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel skin from garlic cloves, and chop into big chunks.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse basil, garlic, and nuts several times until finely chopped.
  3. Add cheese and ¼ cup of the olive oil, and pulse until blended.
  4. Pesto will be thick, so add more olive oil if desired for a looser consistency.

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