"I love pesto, but the commercial pestos and recipes I come across have so much oil, I can't bring myself to try them. Using a couple of recipes as a guide, I fiddled around until I came up with one that had the right consistency." -Kris McDowell, Eagan, MN
2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
I love pesto, and love this recipe is a healthy verison. i didn't bother to mince the garlic or chop the nuts, just put in the food processor and let it do the work for me. i also didn't feel like it needed more salt than is in the Parmesan. Love making from basil in the garden. Definitely will try freezing too.
A great light pesto recipe! Not oily at all, just a smooth light consistency. I actually didn't add the additional salt, and used 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, and the saltiness was enough for me. i also doubled the walnuts and toasted them before. great recipe!