Healthy Recipes: Edamame pesto

This makes a lot of pesto, meaning your pasta won’t feel skimpy in the least, and your veggies will feel nice and smothered.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz 0
pesto, pasta

Da Capo Press

Edamame pesto
Serves: Four
Active time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

This makes a lot of pesto, meaning your pasta won’t feel skimpy in the least, and your veggies will feel nice and smothered.

Ingredients
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup packed basil leaves
1 (14-ounce) package frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)

Directions
1. Place the garlic and basil in a food processor and pulse a few times to get them chopped up.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until relatively smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula to make sure you get everything.

3. Add a little more vegetable broth if it seems too stiff.

4. Set aside until ready to use.

Per serving (1/4 Recipe):
Calories: 130
Calories from fat: 50
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Fibre: 5 g
Protein: 11 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 370 mg
Vitamin A: 10%
Vitamin c: 25%
Calcium: 8%
Iron: 15%

Reprinted from Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz courtesy of Da Capo Press. Read our interview with Isa.

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