Weight Watcher Pesto Sauce

"Pesto Sauce that is legal on WW! And better than regular Pesto!"
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  • Place pine nuts in a small skillet and set pan over medium heat. Cook until nuts are golden, shaking pan frequently to prevent burning, about 3 minutes. Transfer nuts to a plate to cool.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine nuts, basil, broth, cheese, oil, garlic and salt; process until smooth and thick. Yields about 1/4 cup per serving.
  • Notes.
  • Pesto is traditionally a basil and pine nut-based sauce that's crammed with olive oil. This version is lightened up by swapping chicken broth for oil. The flavor is fresh and wonderful - spoon it over meat, fish, poultry and vegetables, or toss it with cooked pasta.

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  1. loricrenshaw
    I haven't made this yet, but at 5 points per serving, unless this is all I'm eating, I won't be making it anytime soon. Pairing it with whole wheat pasta or Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta would still be very high in points .
  2. Lonna 1
    5 POINTS - according to the WeightWatchers points finder this is 5 points per serving. This is also according to the nutrition facts the poster has listed to the left.
  3. Nif_H
    Delicious! I had enough garlic in mine, but my cloves were pretty big. The taste is great and I will definitely be making this again. It is also a lot cheaper than buying it at the store. I'll be using it in my Recipe #344595. Made for PAC Spring 2009. Thanks !
  4. VegSocialWorker
    This turned out great and I was so happy to find this recipe. I had a whole head of organic basil in our CSA box this week but I am trying to cut down on our fat intake, so this recipe fit the bill. We used it as a topping for baked veggies. It did not taste exactly like the full fat version, but I think that is to be expected. Next time I would add a lot more garlic. Thanks for posting, it was a great alternative!



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