Let’s be honest, eating just protein or even protein and veggies can get boring if you don’t have a variety of ways to spice up your meals. This homemade pesto recipe is a perfect addition to any grilled, baked, or sauted protein and makes a perfect pasta dish with no-carb noodles, which are approved on the Dukan Diet. Consider doubling or even tripling the recipe if you enjoy pesto so you always have it around. During the Cruise phase it also makes a great dip when mixed with plain yogurt for veggies and it is terrific with eggs.
Dukan Diet Pesto
Dukan Phases: Attack Phase, Cruise Phase, Consolidation Phase, Stabilization Phase
Serving Size: 2 tbsp
Nutritional Info: 7.8 calories, .4 g of fat, .4 g carbohydrates, .2 g dietary fiber, .7 g of protein
2 cups packed basil leaves
6 Tbsp water or chicken broth
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1. Pulse everything together in a food processor or blender until it is smooth and fully blended. Add more water or chicken broth if needed.
2. Enjoy the pesto during the Attack phase as a condiment on chicken, steak, or fish. Use the pesto as a sauce on no-carb noodles with veggies and chicken for Dukan pesto pasta.