Easy Healthy Homemade Pesto
This healthy homemade basil pesto paste is super easy to make! It's a great flavor enhancer for pasta, soups, stews, chicken, beef and more! Freeze it into cubes so you can add it anytime you need flavor!
Weight Watchers Points: 2 Smart Points per tablespoon for all plans
2 c. firmly packed fresh basil leaves washed, no stems or blooms 2-3 garlic cloves 1/4 c. grated parmesan 1/4 t. kosher salt 1/8 t. black pepper - I like mine with a little zip use less if you don't 3 T. quality extra virgin olive oil
Wash basil and pat dry. Place in food processor.
Add garlic, parmesan, salt and pepper.
Process until finely chopped.
Transfer to a small bowl, add olive oil and combine well. (Note: if you add oil to food processor and over process, your pesto will be bitter, so just stir it in.)
Place in ice cube trays or use Souper Cubes 2 Tablespoons and freeze. Or store in refrigerator for a few days. Makes about 6 tablespoons.
Serving: 1 Tablespoon Calories: 83 kcal Carbohydrates: 1.5 g Protein: 1.6 g Fat: 8.3 g Saturated Fat: 1.7 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8 g Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3 g Cholesterol: 3.6 mg Sodium: 121.7 mg Potassium: 43.7 mg Fiber: 0.3 g Sugar: 0.4 g Vitamin A: 34.9 IU Vitamin C: 2 mg Calcium: 51.8 mg Iron: 0.3 mg