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Broccoli Pesto

A yummy "pesto" that's great on its own, on pasta or as a dip.



  1. Defrost broccoli.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet. Add garlic and cook over medium heat until golden brown.
  3. Add chilies or pepper flakes and broccoli. Sauté for several minutes until broccoli is very soft.
  4. Break up broccoli chunks and add water as needed. Salt to taste.
  5. When done, the pesto should be a rough puree.
  6. Note: this "pesto" is just as yummy as our favorite fatty version, but less calories and more veggie bang for your buck!
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Nutrition summary:

There are 152 calories in 1 serving of Broccoli Pesto.
Calorie break-down: 60% fat, 24% carbs, 17% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 99
Calories 152
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 10.99g 17%
  Saturated Fat 2.195g 11%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.274g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 7.026g  
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Potassium 406mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9.86g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
  Sugars 2.33g  
Protein 6.85g  
Vitamin A 216% Vitamin C 1047%
Calcium 75% Iron 43%
of RDI*
(152 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (23%)
Fat (60%)
Protein (17%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories