For the Love of Pesto

I love pesto...and it loves my hips. Back in the day, I used to (and sometimes still do) add butter after I tossed the pasta with all the oil, herb, cheesy, nutty deliciousness that is pesto. After all, what was one more fat added to the mix. I was still in my thirtees!

But now I'm not and traditional pesto loves hanging out with me too much to make it a regular table guest.

But the genius of this Everyday Food recipe delivers an updated version of pesto that lightens the load so to speak. No guilt, just pleasure. I add that I was out of olive oil this weekend, but the recipe calls for lemon juice, zest and oil, so I used my Nudo lemon oil. Though I typically don't buy flavored oils, this one is delicious. I boosted the flavor with more lemon juice.

Btw, I used whole wheat pasta this time for a nutritionally well rounded, but feel free to use your favorite. Gluten free works too!

Btw - don't forget to add the white beans.

Enjoy. As always--B


Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

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