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Pesto Pasta with Peas


This is great served at room temperature. Kids don’t even realize that the pasta is whole grain when it’s tossed with yummy pesto.

makes 2-3

3 tablespoons pine nuts

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup finely grated parmesan

coarse salt

freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup cooked peas (frozen ones are more than okay)

3 cups cooked brown rice pasta or whole wheat pasta

1. Pulse the pine nuts in a blender or food processor until minced.

2. Add the garlic, basil and olive oil and pulse until the mixture is nicely pureed.

3. Remove to a bowl and stir in the parmesan cheese.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix as much of the pesto as you like with the peas and pasta.

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