Pesto

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  1. Martha39

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    Does anyone use pesto with their pasta? Can anyone reccommend a low syn one or an alternative. Thanks
     
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    Red pesto is just 2.5 syns for a level tbsp and green is a bit higher. i use this regularly in pasta, either on its own or with phillie cheese.
     
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    Hi I use the green pesto all the time with my pasta,1 tbsp is only 2.5 syns and i mix it with virtually fat free fromage frais. Delicious!!!
    I dont know any syn free ones or an alternative, maybe others do.
    enjoy
     
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    Actually green pesto is a little bit higher than red

    Basic/Non Branded Foods Dressing, Pesto sauce, green 1 level tbsp

    [​IMG] 4 Syns on Extra Easy [​IMG] Original 4 Syns [​IMG] Green 4 Syns
     
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    The good thing about pesto is a little goes a long way.

    My current favourite brekkie/snack is mixing 70g of quark with 1 teaspoon of pesto (1 syn) then spreading it on 4 sesame ryvitas (1 HEX B) and topping with sliced red and yellow baby tomatoes

    There wouldn't really be a low syn version as its main incregients are pine nuts, basil, oil and parmesan. If you took out all the synny ingredients you are just left with basil
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    Pesto is high syns because of the oil in it, theres a recipe in the SW magazine for pesto though.
     
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    LOL, that made me laugh :D
     
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    Sainsburys Be Good to yourself Green pesto in a jar is 1 syn per tablespoon. Its not as nice as the normal one as its less oily but its not bad :)
     
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    CP that sounds delicious! xxx
     
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    Yes that does sound delish as you'd get the flavour but as you say it will go a long way! I'm going to do the Quark thing for Ryvitas!X
     
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    I love red pesto, and as others have said it does go a long way. I use1 tablespoon on my pasta for 2.5 syns, and then top with a HEa portion of parmesan. I also throw in some cherry tomatoes etc. Is yummy.
     
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    just to add. Red pesto is delicious spread on top of a salmon fillet and then baked in the oven.
     
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    Thanks for the salmon tip BMIC! Inspiring as usual!! I'm into salmon in a very big way at the moment- did your roasted tomato thing with the worcestershire sauce, mustard and e.l.mayo and it's now a firm fave in our house!!XXX
     
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    Thanks for all your help. I've just bought some from asda -smart price red pesto which works out at 1syn per 15ml
     
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