April 8, 2010

Recipe: Pestomole

This is one of the easy ones.  It's pesto without the processed oil.  It's all whole foods so you get the benefit of all the nutrients that come along with that, even in avocados.  With dinner for six, this sauce clocks in just under an amazingly low 15% fat by calories per serving.  Compare that to the average pesto made with olive oil which has a heart-stopping 85% fat by calories.


1 medium bunch of fresh basil (enough to fill a blender with loose leaves--about 4 cups)
2 cloves garlic
1t salt
2 lemons, juiced
1 avocado
1 C water

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  This sauce will easily coat a full pound of whole wheat pasta.  Throw in some fresh tomatoes or a few steamed veggies and you'll have a great meal!

Note: One of the great things about pesto is this dish can be served warm or cold.

Serves 6.