*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                           Pine Nut-Spinach Pesto
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Microwave                        Sauces/Marinades
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10      ounces        frozen spinach -- 1 pkg.
      1/2  cup           chicken broth
    1      tablespoon    all-purpose flour
      1/4  teaspoon      garlic salt
      1/4  teaspoon      lemon pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      oregano
      1/4  cup           chopped tomatoes
    2      tablespoons   green onions -- thinly sliced
      1/4  cup           pine nuts -- toasted, * see note
                         Parmesan cheese -- ** see note
    1      tablespoon    yogurt
    1      tablespoon    mayonnaise
 
 * You can substitute sunflower kernels or chopped almonds for the pine nuts if
desired.
 ** A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if using this sauce for pasta, or a mixture of
yogurt and mayonnaise if using as a sauce for grilled chicken or fish.
 
 PESTO: Place frozen spinach in microwave on microwave-safe dish. Cover with
vented plastic wrap and thaw several minutes on high. Break up center with fork.
 	  Drain spinach, pressing out excess moisture. Place in food processor;
     add chicken broth, flour, garlic salt, lemon-pepper seasoning and oregano.
     Puree this mixture. Pour back into microwave bowl. Cook on high for 2
     minutes. If cooking on stove, cook and stir until thickened. Add tomatoes,
     green onion and pine nuts; heat through.
 	  Toss this with pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. If using as a
     sauce for grilled chicken or fish, mix the mayonnaise and yogurt with the
     pesto.
 
 Yield: About 1-1/2 cups
 
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 Per serving: 105 Calories; 7g Fat (57% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 7g
Carbohydrate; 3mg Cholesterol; 294mg Sodium
 
 Serving Ideas : Serve on pasta or use as a sauce for chicken or fish.