Whole Grain Pasta with Basil Pesto
Should you buy or make your own pesto at home? Preparing your pesto at home is worth it because it tastes better and fresher! It does not require much besides a food processor and a couple of ingredients! Try making your own basil pesto and pasta noodles for this recipe that is rich in vitamin A and vitamin K.
Cook pasta in boiling water according to the package.Once cooked, immediately drain the pasta and return it to the pot
In a food processor, combine the cashews, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper and pulse until well chopped.
Add the basil and pulse until combined. Drizzle in the olive oil and pulse until combined. Add parmesan cheese, if desire to do so. For a smoother pesto add more olive oil.
Add tomatoes and pesto to pasta and toss. Taste and adjust salt and pepper, as needed. Serve with additional parmesan cheese if desired.
Serving Size 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 170kcal
- Calories from Fat kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 11g17%
- Saturated Fat 2g10%
- Trans Fat g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 100mg5%
- Potassium 523mg15%
- Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
- Dietary Fiber 3g12%
- Sugars 1g
- Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Average cost of recipe per serving: $1.66
Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.
Adapted from: marthastewart.com
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