Pesto is so delicious and easy to make; it just takes seconds to make in a blender or food processor. The only downside is that a traditional pesto uses lots of olive oil, which is delicious and a healthy fat, but high in calories if you are trying to eat lighter. My skinny pesto sauce is lightened up by a secret ingredient which stretches the oil without compromising flavor or texture.
Course condiments, pasta, sauce
Keyword pesto, pesto sauce
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Servings 6servings, yields 3/4 cup finished sauce
blender or food processor
Wash and dry the fresh basil.
Grate the cheese.
Add all ingredients to the blender or food processor and pulse until blended thoroughly, so that all of the basil leaves are broken down.
The serving size is 2 tbsp. This is an adequate amount of sauce for a serving of pasta (2 oz pasta uncooked, or 1 cup of cooked pasta). You can cut the serving size in half if you are using it as a spread. WW Points: