Prepare the pesto according to directions, substituting pecan halves or walnuts are still fine.
In a bowl, stir together the pesto and butter until smooth.
Place two pieces of tin foil together and add a few veggies and pecans to the bottom, a few teaspoons of butter all over the tops, another layer of veggies followed by butter and pinch the foil closed. See notes.
Repeat the foil packets, or just make one large packet.
Place on the grill for 25-35 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork.
Add one last dollop of butter and serve immediately.
Heat left overs in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Pesto Butter Veggie Foil Packets for the Grill
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 434Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides