Weight Watchers Grilled Pesto Cauliflower Recipe
Weight Watchers Grilled Pesto Cauliflower Recipe. Cauliflower is a great ingredient for healthy and tasty meals. It’s low in calories but high in nutrients, making it a perfect addition to any healthy eating plan.
One of the best ways to cook cauliflower is to grill it. Grilling gives cauliflower a slight char that really brings out its flavor.
This easy dish is topped with a homemade pesto sauce that’s made with pine nuts, fresh basil, vegetable broth, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Not only is it tasty, it’s healthy too.
The pesto sauce is full of flavor and really complements the char on the cauliflower.
This meal is low calorie, low carb, vegetarian, and gluten free.
What is Pesto
Pesto is a traditional Italian sauce made from a blend of fresh herbs, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts.
The word pesto comes from the Italian word for “to pound,” referring to the method of preparing the sauce by pounding the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle.
While pesto is typically associated with pasta dishes, it can also be used as a spread for sandwiches or as a dip for breadsticks or vegetables.
Whether you make your own or purchase it ready-made, pesto is a versatile sauce that can add flavor to many different types of dishes.
Weight Watchers Points
MyWW Points: 2 Green Plan
2 WW Smart Points
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Basil is an annual herb that belongs to the mint family. It is native to tropical regions and is commonly used in Italian cuisine.
The leaves are glossy and green, with a slightly spicy flavor. Basil is a popular ingredient in pesto sauce and can also be used to flavor other sauces, soups, and salads.
When used fresh, basil leaves can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Dried basil leaves will keep for several months if stored in a cool, dry place.
Pine nuts are the edible seeds of certain species of pine trees.
They have been a staple food source for centuries, and they continue to be popular in many cuisines around the world.
While they are most commonly used in savory dishes, pine nuts can also be used in sweet recipes, such as cookies and cakes.
When purchasing pine nuts, look for ones that are plump and uniform in size. Avoid nuts that are discolored or have visible cracks. Store pine nuts in a cool, dry place, and they will keep for several months.
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Weight Watchers Grilled Pesto Cauliflower
- Prepare a grill rack by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Place a small skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts, and cook approximately 3 minutes, or until the nuts are golden, shaking the pan the whole time to prevent the nuts from burning.
- Place the cooked pine nuts on a plate, and let cool.
- In a food processor, add fresh basil leaves, cool pine nuts, low sodium vegetable broth, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
- Process until the mixture is smooth.
- Spray cauliflower with non-stick cooking spray to coat.
- On preheated grill, place the prepared cauliflower, close the lid, and cook approximately 5 minutes, turn and cook another approximate 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower is charred, has grill marks, and is tender.
- Spoon pesto sauce on top of the cauliflower.
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