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    Low Fat Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

    Low Fat Roasted Red Pepper Pesto. Photo by Lalaloula

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    25 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    A lowfat pesto with all the flavor! Although the flavor of fresh roasted red peppers is best, you can use a 17 oz. jar of peppers, rinsed, instead. Adapted from America's Test Kitchen Family Favorites.

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    1. 1
      Toast the garlic in an 8" skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until fragrant and spotty brown, about 7 minutes. Transfer the garlic to a plate and let cool before peeling.
    2. 2
      Process the garlic, peppers, Parmesan, ricotta, shallot, parsley, thyme, oil, and 1/2 teaspoons salt in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    3. 3
      When tossing the pesto with pasta, add some of the pasta cooking water as needed to loosen the consistency of the pesto.
    4. 4
      This makes enough to sauce 1 pound of pasta.
    5. 5
    6. 6
      To make ahead, the pesto can be covered with a sheet of plastic wrap pressed flush against its surface and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Do not freeze this pesto.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 23, 2010


      This is a great twist of your traditional red pesto. I loved the flavour of the roasted red pepper and garlic. However I found the addition of shallot on top of the garlic a little too much. Ill just leave that out next time. The parsley added a nice fresh touch and lovely flecks of green. Since my roasted pepper was rather wet I didnt need any oil at all. What a treat, Sharon! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing with us! Made and reviewed for Newest Zaar May 2010.

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    Nutritional Facts for Low Fat Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (523 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 289.3
    Calories from Fat 185
    Total Fat 20.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.9 g
    Cholesterol 22.0 mg
    Sodium 265.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    Sugars 7.8 g
    Protein 11.6 g

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