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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 3 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 4

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: Poulson, Brittany, RD, CDE
Online Medical Reviewer: Wilkins, Joanna, R.D., C.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2016
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