Pesto Makeover

Posted on: April 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Traditional pesto is typically loaded with fat. This is a great alternative that removes most of the fat without sacrificing any of the flavor.


  • 1 15 oz can white beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Place all ingredients into a food processor. While processing on high, slowly add bean liquid until you reach your desired consistency. Toss with your favorite whole wheat pasta, veggies or use as a spread.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (3 tablespoons)

Calories 100

Total Fat 2.5g

Sodium 181.4mg

Carbohydrates 14.4g

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