Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pesto Sauce

POINTS® Value: 2
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 12 min
Cooking Time: 3 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Works with Simply Filling
Our slimmed-down version of this Italian classic relies on chicken broth — and just a touch of olive oil — for texture.


2 Tbsp pine nuts

2 cup(s) basil, leaves, fresh
1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 medium garlic clove(s), peeled

1/2 tsp table salt


  • 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.

  • In a blender or food processor, combine nuts, basil, broth, cheese, oil, garlic and salt; process until smooth and thick. Yields about 1/4 cup per serving.

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