BASIL OR CILANTRO PESTO

Published on: 06/17/2020
white bowl with pesto sauce and white mortar

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white bowl with pesto sauce and white mortar

BASIL OR CILANTRO PESTO

Pestos are such an awesome way to flavor anything from fish, chicken and veggies, to gnocchi and orzo. Both basil and cilantro can add an intense flavor, so choose what you are in the mood for, but just choose one at a time. I use a low sodium broth to decrease the amount of calories and fat from too much oil.
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch basil or cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 ounces pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable broth low sodium
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Put the basil or cilantro in a food processor and pulse until chopped.
  • Add the garlic and pine nuts and pulse to combine.
  • Add about the olive oil and blend until a paste begins to form.
  • Add the broth, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
  • Taste and season as desired with salt and pepper, and even more garlic😊.
  • Toss with your protein or pasta of choice.

Notes

Makes about 2 cups.

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