A light version of the traditional pesto sauce made with tofu, basil leaves, and zucchini.
Basil pesto is one of the best pasta sauces right? Surely one of the most popular in Italy and probably everywhere else.
It is not the easiest to digest according to my experience though. It’s pretty oily and heavy no matter who cooks it. This recipe substitutes much of the oil with raw tofu (not the silken tofu, the regular one) and adds something else like a chunk of zucchini (but you could also use green peas) to keep a good sauce thickness.
Put tofu, basil leaves, a piece of zucchini, oil, and salt in the blender, mix, et voilà in 5 minutes you have a great sauce for your zoodles or noodles. It’s great as a bread spread too!
Tofu & Basil Pesto
- 1 cup basil leaves , (and their tender stems)
- 100 g tofu
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 chunk zucchini
- Put everything in the mixer and blend until smooth.Use the sauce for noodles, zoodles or as a bread spread.