Pasta with Pesto

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PASTA INGREDIENTS: 

Whole-wheat pasta of your choice, mixed with any or all of the following ingredients:
beans
cooked veggies
chopped purple onion
Optional: Additional chopped walnuts on top for garnish). 


PESTO SAUCE INGREDIENTS: 

1/2 cup water 
1/2 cup walnuts (1-1/2 ounces) 
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic 
1 bunch fresh basil (30-40 large leaves, or about 2 ounces) 

Optional:  2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh)
Optional:   chopped parsley, and/or fresh or dried herbs such as "Italian Seasoning." 


DIRECTIONS:  
In a food processor, blend all Pesto Sauce ingredients until smooth, adding a bit of water as needed to thin. 

Combine however much pesto sauce you want into the pasta mixture and toss.  

 

 

 

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published this page in Quick Recipes 2013-09-08 14:05:41 -0400