Roasted Garlic Pesto

This low-carb pesto can be used as a sandwich spread, folded into cooked pasta, or mixed with nonfat sour cream for an appetizer dip.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 3 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup roasted garlic paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed
  • 6 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • In food processor, combine basil leaves, 3 tablespoons olive oil, garlic paste, and garlic. Pulse until minced.
  • Squeeze spinach to remove most of the water. Add to food processor; process until blended.
  • Remove pesto to a medium bowl; stir in cheese, salt, pepper, dried basil, and lemon juice. Cover by placing plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pesto; chill for 3 hours to blend flavors. Drizzle with remaining olive oil before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup roasted garlic paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed
  • 6 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • In food processor, combine basil leaves, 3 tablespoons olive oil, garlic paste, and garlic. Pulse until minced.
  • Squeeze spinach to remove most of the water. Add to food processor; process until blended.
  • Remove pesto to a medium bowl; stir in cheese, salt, pepper, dried basil, and lemon juice. Cover by placing plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pesto; chill for 3 hours to blend flavors. Drizzle with remaining olive oil before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium530mg
Total Carbohydrate2g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein1g