Lighter Pesto

by Alison on August 8, 2009

Lighter Pesto

2 points for 2 Tbsp


  • 3 cups Basil
  • 1 oz Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3-6 Garlic cloves (based on personal taste and potency of the garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil


Combine the garlic, parmesan, pine nuts and basil in a food processor. Drizzle in the lemon juice and olive oil through the feeder tube, combine well.

You can also omit the olive oil and the result is 1 point per 2 tbsp.

Yield: 1 cup (serving size is 2 tablespoons or 1/8 cup), 8 servings

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional Analysis per Serving (approximate)
Calories 89
Total fat 7.5 g
Saturated fat 1.5 g
Protein 3.5 g
Carbohydrates 3.6 g
Fiber 1g

Non olive oil version

Calories 59
Total fat 4.3 g
Saturated fat 1.2 g
Protein 3.5 g
Carbohydrates 3.6 g
Fiber 1g

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