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49
Calories 
2g
Carbs 
4g
Fat 
2g
Protein 
2
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(1 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

There is almost nothing better to me than a delicious pesto. I love the combination of delicious herbs, nuts, lemon juice, garlic, and just a touch of cheese. However if you have ever made pesto or checked out the stats on store bought versions, you know it is packed with calories. Sometimes over 100 calories per 2 tablespooons. Luckily with a few slight modifications, namely using vegetable broth to replace some of the oil, you can make a delicious pesto for half the calories and fat. This version uses cilantro instead of the traditional basil. I love using it as a dipping sauce or sandwich spread, but it also works with pastas and roasted meat or vegetable dishes. Just drizzle some on top before serving. Delicious.

Prep Time

Skinny Cilantro Pesto

17
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

8
  • 2 cups cilantro, packed
  • 6 tbsp. water (or vegetable broth)
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup almonds (or other nut – walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 U garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 tbsp.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 133mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

Directions

  1. Add everything to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
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