Pea Pesto

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69 CALORIES 7g CARBS 3g FAT 4g PROTEIN
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Who doesn’t love pesto? Honestly I would eat it everyday garlicky, herby, lemony, salty and perfect on almost anything pasta, pizza, vegetables, eggs, bread, potatoes…you get the idea. Oh and not to mention the variety switch up the herbs, add different nuts, add cheese and it all leads to deliciousness and healthy deliciousness if you use a little less oil or try a substitute like yogurt. For this recipe (inspired by Danica’s Daily ), the pesto base is peas, blended with lemon, basil, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and a little olive oil. Yum.

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The Recipe

Pea Pesto

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 5 Min
TOTAL TIME: 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 12 oz frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 U garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tbsp red pepper flakes

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Instructions

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Place everything into a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape it down a few times to make sure everything blends well. If you are worried about it blending, or using a blender, add the peas in batches.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (37g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69
Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 269mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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