November 4, 2014

Lighter Basil Pesto Recipe

Like simple, make ahead meals that are healthy, too?  Good.  So do I.  And I have the easiest basil pesto sauce for your next dinner.  Just make, heat, and toss over your favorite pasta.  Dinner is done!

I love a good sauce on my pasta.  If you love basil and garlic and ahem, Greek yogurt, you're in for a delicious surprise!

Another great tip:  Make ahead and freeze this.  I would only freeze it if you know you won't be serving it for more than three days.  Reheat in a small saucepan, toss in hot pasta.

I love simple recipes like this that can go beyond just a sauce for pasta.  Spread on a sandwich, or serve as a dip. 

Courtesy of  madewithmeg

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 cups ( one package of fresh basil leaves ) 
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  •  salt and pepper. 

I don't have a food processor but you can totally use your blender. I just added a tablespoon of water to loosen everything up. Use the pulse button a lot. Everything will be creamy and blended to perfection within 5 minutes! 1/2 the calories of regular pesto, healthy and so so good!

I hope you try!  Enjoy!

Do you have a pasta sauce preference?

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