Low-fat Pesto


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Enjoy that lush pesto taste the low-fat and vegan way. The secret is using white beans, which become very creamy tasting when blended. (We use a similar technique in our delicious Artichoke & Filo Pie  )

The pesto recipe is adapted for UK users with thanks from the lovely Oh She Glows food blog. Picture courtesy of them too!

Makes about 360g (a jam jar full)
3 minutes
Diabetic friendly
Gluten free
No nuts
No sesame
No soya
Reduced fat
Reduced sugar

1 large pack of fresh basil (or two regular packs)
1 garlic clove
1 x 440g tin of cannellini or white haricot beans 
1 tbsp water
4 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes (Engevita brand, health food shops)
2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
1/2-3/4 tsp sea salt

A drizzle of olive oil if you really want it 


1. Blend the garlic until finely chopped.

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