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Basil Pesto Cream

This flavorful dip is surprisingly healthy and low-fat. Use it as a dip or spread. It’s great served over grilled or broiled fish too!

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

  • Calories 15
  • Carbohydrate 1 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Fat 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 50 mg

This Recipe Serves 20

Ingredients

1 cup fresh baby spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced shallot (about 1 large)
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/2 cup fresh basil
1 cup nonfat cottage cheese
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons skim milk

Instructions

  1. Place spinach, garlic, shallot, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and basil in food processor. Process to a paste.
  2. With motor running, add cottage cheese and oil. Process until smooth. Add milk to achieve the desired consistency, if desired.

From Diabetes Seafood Cookbook: Fresh, Healthy, Low-fat Cooking by Barbara Seelig-Brown

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