Lighter Basil Pesto Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2014
I really liked this pesto. I didn't have pine nuts, so I toasted some almonds and walnuts, and that worked great. I skipped the oil too, just added a little water to thin out the pesto a bit. The creaminess of the ricotta was nice too.
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Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2013
Loved that this recipe didn't have as many calories as regular pesto & was yummy! Even though olive oil is a good type of oil, it still has 119 Calories in just 1 TB! So I guess when you use a 1/2 cup or so of olive oil in regular pesto that is a lot of calories (& I love lots of pesto :) I used a touch of chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth & no additional salt. Not sure if I needed the broth or if it was the Ricotta in this recipe that made my Chicken & Pasta Pesto dinner taste better than usual! I served the Chicken Pasta Pesto w/ grilled red pepper strips on side. Easy & Nice! Everyone loved it, Thanks!
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Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2013
This is a simple recipe that is easy to put together and has wonderful flavor. I used almonds instead of pine nuts, and didn’t use any vegetable broth but did add a little lemon juice.
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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Living In: Peabody, Massachusetts, USA


 
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