Skinny Basil Pesto

Smooth and savory pesto for use with your favorite recipes!

5 min. 2 serv.
47 ratings

Who doesn’t love pasta with pesto? This savory Basil Pesto sauce is the perfect match for Gluten Free pasta recipes which can be mixed with zucchini noodles, a delicious mix of garlic, basil, and Parmesan. Delicious when fresh, and easy to store by freezing, this sauce is a great addition to your kitchen pantry.

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CALORIES: 190

INGREDIENTS

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1 Cup Basil
1 Garlic clove
1/4 Cup Parmesan, Grated
2 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
Sea salt & pepper, To taste

DIRECTIONS

Did you know?

Did you know that basil is a potent anti-inflammatory? The eugenol component of basil’s essential oils isn’t all that different from the same stuff in over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines. What’s more, the vitamin A content in basil make it a great addition to any diet, as it helps prevent cholesterol from oxidizing in the bloodstream. This oxidization is a major cause of cholesterol build up and eventual heart health issues.

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