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Homemade Weight Watchers Basil Pesto

Homemade Weight Watchers Basil Pesto Recipe

Homemade Weight Watchers Basil Pesto Recipe. This homemade Weight Watchers basil pesto is super easy to make, and it’s a delicious way to add some extra flavor to your favorite dishes.

It’s made with just a few simple ingredients, and it’s also a good source of protein. You can use it to top vegetables, pasta, chicken, or fish, or you can simply enjoy it as a dip with some whole-wheat crackers.

This quick and easy recipe is ready in just 15 minutes , so it’s perfect for those busy weeknights.

To make it, you will meed fresh basil leaves, olive oil, Parmeigiano-Reggiano cheese, garlic, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. It is low carb, vegetarian, and gluten free.

So go ahead and give it a try – you’ll be glad you did!

What is Pesto

Pesto is a delicious and healthy sauce or condiment that can be used in a variety of recipes. It is typically made from olive oil, basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic.

Pesto is perfect for adding flavor to pasta dishes, sandwiches, and salads. It can also be used as a marinade or dip.

Weight Watchers Points

MyWW Points: 6 Green Plan
6 WW Smart Points
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.

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Weight Watchers Basil Pesto in a white bowl.

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Featured Ingredients

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are a small, oily nut that is encased in a hard shell. They are commonly found in the pinecone of a pine tree. Pine nuts have a delicate, yet slightly nutty flavor and are a good source of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

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Pine Nuts

Fresh Basil Leaves

Basil is a delicious herb that can be used in many recipes. It has a strong flavor that can brighten up any dish. This fragrant herb is a mainstay in Italian and Thai cuisine, and it’s also great for adding flavor to salads, soups, and sauces.

Basil leaves are high in antioxidants, which makes them a healthy addition to your diet. Plus, they taste great!

A small bunch of fresh basil leaves, tied with a string on a dark wood background.
Fresh Basil Leaves

What to serve with

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An easy marinated dinner made with fresh basil, garlic, fresh lime, salt, and ground black pepper.

Weight Watchers Basil Pesto in a white bowl on a dark wooden surface.


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Weight Watchers Basil Pesto in a white bowl.

Homemade Weight Watchers Basil Pesto

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Homemade Weight Watchers Basil Pesto Recipe. Pesto makes a great sauce or condiment to add some flare to your meal. This quick and easy recipe is ready in just 15 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 16

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, add fresh basil, olive oill, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
  • Pulse food processor to mix.
  • In the food processor, add garlic, pine nuts, salt, and black pepper.
  • Pulse until pesto is well combined and smooth.

To Store:

  • If not using immediately, lay out a sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface.
  • Roll the plastic wrap around the pesto for form into the shape of a tube.
  • Seal the plastic wrap around the pesto.
  • Keep in the refrigerator until need, then cut a slice off the tube in the amount you need.

Notes

MyWW Points: 6 Green Plan
6 WW Smart Points
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 177.1kcalCarbohydrates: 1.7gProtein: 3.7gFat: 17.9gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 4.4mgSodium: 87.2mgPotassium: 79.5mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 77.7mgIron: 1mg
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