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.
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
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.