This recipe makes 2 portions
Pesto is one of my fav things. It can however be pretty calorific… with many store bought version having huge amounts of added sunflower oil.
Here I have created a low fat recipe for you to make and enjoy at home. It is shown above on my edamame pasta with quorn chicken pieces and pine nuts.
1 packed cup of fresh basil leaves
1tbs nutritional yeast (use one fortified with B12 if possible)
1tbs Extra virgin olive oil (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1 small tablespoon on lemon juice
2 tbs pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
5 cashew nuts
2- 3 t bs water
- Add all ingredients (bar the water) to a food processor and blend …. adding the water slowly as you go until desired consistency is reached.
- Once it is all blended you can enjoy it straight away or it keeps in fridge in airtight container for at least a week.