For a couple of weeks I was on a serious cottage cheese kick. It started with my cottage cheese oats and didn’t stop there! It’s a great way to add extra protein to your favorite dishes and add a little extra creaminess too. I was really in the mood for a pesto-y kinda lunch but unfortunately it looked like the pesto in the fridge had seen better days. Whoops.. good thing we had everything I needed to whip up my own skinny-fied version.
Skinny Spinach Basil Pesto
Makes 1 serving
– 1/3 cup cottage cheese [I used low fat Daisy]
– 1/2 cup spinach
– 5-10 fresh basil leaves
– 2 tsp nutritional yeast*
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– 1 tbsp pistachios
– 1 tsp McCormick Garlic Pepper Seasoning
Put all ingredients into a food processor and give it a whirl until smooth.
I tossed my pesto into a pan with zucchini noodles, roasted kabocha, and a filet of sole. Once it warmed up, the cottage cheese got extra creamy and melty. Just what I was looking for!
*Nutritional yeast can be found on iHerb.com. Use code ZAF482 to receive $5 off of your first order.
Per single serving of pesto
113 Calories / 5g Fat / 8g Carbs / 3g Fiber / 3g Sugar / 11g Protein
This reminds me, I really need to make this again soon! And with that, it’s about time I get myself ready for a relaxing wine country getaway with my husband of almost 1 year. Can’t believe how quickly time flies.
Food for Thought
Are you a pesto fan?
Do you have any big plans for the weekend?