Sunday, March 20, 2011


I was so surprised when reading from Mrs. How Sweet the other day that pesto is actually easy to make, doesn't have to be made with basil, and you can make it at home on the cheap! All things that are up my alley. (Basil and I are not always friends.) I made a half batch of the Arugula Asiago Pesto and calculated out the nutrition details for you! It makes ~ 1/4 of a cup total and has a nice spicy flavor from the arugula. 

My sister told me that this is 7 weight watchers points plus for the entire recipe.

What you need:
2 cups arugula (or basil), gently packed down
1 1/2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup asiago cheese (or parmesan)
2 Tbsp olive oil

What to do:
  1. Shove everything except olive oil in your food processor and pulse until finely combined.
  2. Stream in olive oil 1 Tbsp at a time until mixture is smooth.

    Nutrition Information: (whole recipe, ~1/4 cup)
    Calories: 320
    Fat: 24.5 g
    Carbs: 3 g
    Protein: 6 g
    Fiber: 1 g


    1. ahh i can't believe i have never made pesto! need to get on this.

    2. Great recipe. I usually buy pesto but its too garlicy for me so I will for sure give this a try!


    3. its a 7 points plus for the whole recipe


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