Basil Pesto Breadcrumbs

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

For a quick flavor booster to pasta, stir in Basil Pesto Breadcrumbs.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 2 tablespoons)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 59
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 91mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces torn baguette
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pine nuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/3 cup torn basil

Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Pulse torn baguette in a food processor for coarse crumbs. Add breadcrumbs, pine nuts, and Parmigiano-Reggiano; cook 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in basil.
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