Mrs. Schultz’s Pesto Sauce (lower-fat)


This recipe is lower in fat than most traditional recipes as it uses water, rather than oil, to achieve a creamy consistency. The difference in flavor and texture is unnoticeable.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted pine nuts (or walnuts)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (I use 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Lightly toast pine nuts (or walnuts).
  2. In a food processor, chop the basil.
  3. Add the nuts, garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan. If too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Taste for salt and adjust.

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