Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Cheats Pesto Sauce

This is a low calorie version of high calorie and fat green pesto. Can use it is a sauce, dip, spread or to finish soups. Tastes yummy! You can thicken it up with a little wheat germ for added health bonus but a few extra calories.

Cheats Pesto Sauce
Serves: 6
150g 0-3% fat greek yoghurt
1 clove garlic
20g parmesan
15 leaves basil

This one is simple: Put in a food processor/magic bullet and blitz, then chill for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.

41 calories per serving, 2.2g F, 0.6g SF, 2.3 C, 2.3g S, 0g Fb, 2.6g P


  1. Hi! This sounds great but I was just wondering if the sauce can be used for pasta?

  2. It can be used for pasta, but you can't boil the yoghurt otherwise it would curdle. Best to drizzle the sauce over when the pasta is hot and cooked and allow it to be warmed by the pasta :)