Monday, August 13, 2012

80--- Watercress Pesto

Watercress is a green with a "spicy" flavor, much like arugula.  It is a SUPERFOOD- meaning that it contains lots of vitamins and antioxidants which will help decrease your risk of cancer and help you to live a long life.

So why wouldn't we make it into a pesto?  Seen here on grilled potatoes.

Watercress Pesto
Serves 2-3

2 cups fresh raw watercress leaves
1 large cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup raw pine nuts
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.  Mix until a puree is formed.  Serve with pasta, grilled chicken, or on potatoes.

Nutrition Info per 1 Tbsp: 115 calories, 11 g fat (5.5 g monounsaturated, 4 g polyunsaturated), 2 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber

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