Low fat red pesto dip recipe is so quick and easy to make and ideal to share with friends. Healthy and delicious Mediterranean flavours will remind you of sun drenched days. Whatever the weather!
Dips are easy to make and are great to share with friends, no more so than this tasty, versatile, low fat red pesto dip.
They also make excellent healthy snacks for taking to work to have between main meals with a selection of crudites of your choice.
This dip is great for low-carb diets and homemade pesto will always be more healthy and more tasty than any shop bought pesto!
I’ve got many favourite dips, and this low fat red pesto dip is the first of 4 of my favourites ones that I’ll be posting for you here over the coming weeks.
This selection of dips that I’m publishing, are ones that I’ve modified from the full fat versions I used to make.
I’ve made them healthier and less calorific but they still have the same delicious taste.
Ready made jar versions of red pesto can be pretty high in fat, salt and other unnecessary ingredients.
So here you can make your own red pesto.
Making your own peso means you know exactly what ingredients are used. If you make it in bulk you can freeze it and it can work out cheaper than shop bought too.
You can even use this recipe as a red pesto sauce to add to pasta dishes or top your vegetables with, like my baked aubergine with red pesto and cheese, which makes for a fantastic mid-week vegetarian quick healthy meal!
Hints And Tips For How To Make Red Pesto Dip
- Use the best extra virgin olive oil you can get.
- Drain the jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Unless the tomatoes are marinated in extra virgin olive oil. Then you could use that instead of the extra virgin olive oil in the recipe.
- Red pesto will keep in your fridge for up to 5 days in a air tight container.
- You can freeze red pesto. I suggest portioning it up into individual containers then freezing. Make sure it’s at room temperature and thoroughly defrosted before serving.
- Freshen your pesto up before using by stiring in a little more extra virgin olive oil if required.
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Other Low Fat Dip Recipes You Might Also Like
- Low fat hummus dip has all the familiar Mediterranean flavours you would expect from the classic dip, except that it’s lower calorie and lower fat than the original.
- Low fat tzatziki dip is based on the classic Greek yogurt sauce. It’s ideal for dipping, spreading and as a compliment to salads. But, best of all this recipe is low calorie so unlike the original, it won’t be so hard on your waistline!
- Low fat roasted red pepper dip is made from a unique combination of healthy veggies which combine and marinate together to produce a rich and hearty taste. Your dinner party friends will be in awe at this flavoursome dip!
Low Fat Red Pesto Dip Recipe
Make this low fat red pesto dip as an appetizer for that dinner party that you’re hosting. Your friends are sure to ask you for the recipe!
They’ll also thank you that you’re not adding to their waistlines!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Low Fat Red Pesto Dip
- 280 g jar sun dried tomatoes, drained
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 120 g pine nuts
- Juice of ½ a lemon or 1 -2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to season
- Put all of the ingredients into a food processor/blender and blitz until the pesto is as smooth as you want it.