Archive for March, 2013

Pesto Sauce

Friday, March 1st, 2013

A low fat, low calorie, low sodium, and no cholesterol vegan pesto sauce that is simple to prepare.


1/2 tsp pepper

2 cloves garlic

2 cups fresh basil, leaves

1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted

1/4 cup canned tomato vegetable juice


Chop garlic in food processor or blender until minced. Add next 2 ingredients and chop. Add next 2 ingredients and purée until smooth. May substitute balsamic vinegar, lemon juice or a puréed roasted red pepper for the juice.

Serves 4

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition (per serving) Calories 23; % Calories From Fat 62.6%; Total Fat 1.6g; Saturated Fats 0.1g; Mono-unsaturated Fats 0.4g; Poly-unsaturated Fats 0.8g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 11mg; Total Carbohydrates 2g; Dietary Fiber 0.5g; Sugar 0.7g; Protein 0.9g.

More Information:


Thiamin B1 0.021 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin K 52 mcg
Vitamin A 870 IU
Niacin B3 0.32 mg
Pantothenic Acid 0.041 mg
Riboflavin B2 0.021 mg
Vitamin C 6.9 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin B6 0.061 mg
Vitamin E 0.34 mg
Choline 4 mg


Manganese 0.36 mg
Magnesium 16 mg
Calcium 27 mg
Zinc 0.28 mg
Phosphorus 24 mg
Copper 0.11 mg
Fluoride 0.091 mcg
Selenium 0.35 mcg
Sodium 11 mg
Potassium 87 mg
Iron 0.66 mg