Who says all pestos have to be made with basil and pine nuts? This nut- and garlic-free pesto recipe will prove that all pestos are not equal. Sweet peas, parsley, basil and mint are blended with Parmesan cheese and a mild shallot, resulting in a fresh, tasty sauce that can be served with vegetables or pasta, or even used as a sandwich spread.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and pulse until desired consistency, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if necessary. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Nutrition Facts

11.3 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 1.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.4g 2% DV; sugars 0.4g; fat 0.3g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 0.7mg; vitamin a iu 430IU 9% DV; vitamin c 5.5mg 9% DV; folate 9.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 17.8mg 2% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 4.6mg 2% DV; potassium 37.6mg 1% DV; sodium 69.5mg 3% DV.