Easy Pesto Pasta

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Last Reviewed 09/12/2014

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 spelt; regular refined pasta is too high on the glycemic index.

Makes 6 servings.

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