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Pesto Sauce

2
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
12 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Our slimmed-down version of this Italian classic relies on chicken broth — and just a touch of olive oil — for texture.

Ingredients

Pine nuts

2 tbsp(s)

Fresh basil

2 cup(s), leaves, fresh

Reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup(s)

Grated Parmesan cheese

¼ oz

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), medium, peeled

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Place pine nuts in a small skillet and set pan over medium heat. Cook until nuts are golden, shaking pan frequently to prevent burning, about 3 minutes. Transfer nuts to a plate to cool.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine nuts, basil, broth, cheese, oil, garlic and salt; process until smooth and thick. Yields about 60ml (1/4 cup) per serving.