Amaranta Pesto

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Amaranta Pesto

Amaranta Pesto
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: DCC
Food Groups: Vegetables, Fruits
Meal Type: Sauces
Nutrition Content: Low Sodium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Make Ahead

Pesto was invented in Italy and can be used for warm or cold pastas.


2 tablespoons golden Raisins
1/2 cup Stock
1 clove Garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1/2 cup blanched and ground almonds
3 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Soak the raisins in the stock in advance. Saute the garlic in the oil. Add the raisins, almonds, oregano, cumin, paprika, and salt. Just as you remove the mixture from the heat, add the parmesan.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 150
Total Fat: 11 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 103 mg
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A: 218 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 93 mg
Iron: 0.9 mg

Cook's Notes:

Pesto goes well with seafood or can be added to a boring soup to give it more personality. Pesto will keep for several days in the refrigerator.