Easy Pesto Pasta
A Heart-Healthy Pasta Recipe
This makes a nice side dish on its own, or with the addition of a protein source (fish, seafood, or chicken) it can be a flavorful main dish.
- 3 cups fresh basil leaves
- ½ cup fresh parsley
- ½ cup fresh oregano leaves
- 3 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 ½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients except olive oil into a food processor and process until smooth. While processor is on, add olive oil and blend until well mixed. Serve pesto tossed with hot, cooked pasta. I prefer Jerusalem artichoke or whole-wheat linguine or angel hair pasta; regular refined pasta is too high on the glycemic index.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 87, Fat 8 g, Sodium 123 mg, Carbs 2 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 2 g
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