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Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce


Various glasses holding different green vegetables


  • 1 cup cooked broccoli pieces

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth

  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt


If using the broccoli stems, peel them and cut them into chunks. Rinse, cover dish with plastic wrap, and microwave for three minutes. Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 20 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Serve hot or cold.

Serves four

Each serving contains about 39 calories, 3 g protein, 1 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, and 90 mg sodium.

To make this recipe gluten free, use broth that is gluten free. Read food labels carefully and contact the company if you have any questions.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 3/28/2013
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