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Healthy Pesto

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I love pesto-it’s just so versatile. It can be drizzled over pasta, on sandwiches, or almost anything that comes off the grill. This is a recipe that uses chicken broth in place of some of the oil. The result is a flavorful pesto with many fewer calories. This also gives it a slightly thinner consistency which makes it easy to drizzle. I made this tonight with some basil from our container herb garden. It got mixed reviews from the Tiny Tasters. With time and repeat exposures this is a flavor profile the kids may get used to. I would definitely go easy on the garlic at first until your little ones get used to it. The raw garlic can be a bit “spicy” for kids. If they are trying pesto for the first time, you may offer a few bites of pasta with the pesto to try. If they don’t love it, have their favorite sauce as a back up and try again in a few weeks. Remember, with repeat exposures a “Yuck” can become a “Yum”!!!

Ingredientes

Comida
cantidad
Unidades
preparaciones
Notas
2 tazas albajaca (fresh, libremente empacado)
albajaca
2
tazas
fresh, libremente empacado
⅓ taza queso parmesano (rallado)
queso parmesano
taza
rallado
¼ taza caldo (pollo o vegetales)
caldo
¼
taza
pollo o vegetales
2 cucharadas nueces (o piñones)
nueces
2
cucharadas
o piñones
1 clavo ajo (usa 2 clavos de sabor para que sea mas intenso)
ajo
1
clavo
usa 2 clavos de sabor para que sea mas intenso
2 cucharada aceite de olivo
aceite de olivo
2
cucharada
¼ cucharaditas sal
sal
¼
cucharaditas
pimienta negra (al gusto)
pimienta negra
al gusto

METODÓ

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until everything is well-mixed. Serve over pasta or however you enjoy pesto! Works great on sandwiches, drizzled over grilled meats or veggies.

Babyfood Option:

This is a flavorful smooth pesto that can add punch to an of your baby's meals. Go easy on the garlic at first, as it may be strong for your baby. This is a nice way to add nutritious greens to your baby's finger foods like pasta. Talk to your doctor if there is a concern about food allergies in the family, as this recipe does contain tree nuts.

Tiempo de preparacion
8 min
Tiempo de cocinar
0 minutes
Sirve:
4 servings, multiply recipe for bigger batches

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum. It’s just a little bit spicy.” —Anna, age 10
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum! It just tastes good!” —Maria, age 11
😫😟😐😀😍 “No! I just wanna drink!” —Elizabeth, age 3
😫😟😐😀😍 “Mmmmmm (She made a happy face and kept opening her mouth for more.) —Katherine, age 1 ½
😫😟😐😀😍 (Made a 'Super Yuck' face and ran away.) —Joseph, age 4
😫😟😐😀😍 “It’s just okay.” —Zane, age 8