Spinach-Basil Pesto with ZENB Penne Pasta
PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes
Serving Size: 348.51g
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FEATURED IN RECIPE
Pesto is a go-to for many when looking for a sauce to pair with their pasta. This ZENB Penne Pasta recipe uses spinach, basil, pine nuts, and more to deliver a delicious homemade pesto pasta. Make sure to toast the pine nuts to improve the texture and flavour of the pesto.
- 1 box (340g) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
- 256g loosely packed baby spinach
- 256g loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 3 cloves garlic
- 32g grated Parmesan cheese
- 32g toasted pine nuts
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 60ml extra virgin olive oil
Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta water. Drain; keep warm.2.
Meanwhile, add spinach, basil and garlic to work bowl of food processor. Pulse 5-10 sec. until coarsely chopped. Add Parmesan, pine nuts, lemon juice and salt. Pulse 5-10 sec. to form thick paste. Process 10-20 sec. while adding oil through feed tube until smooth.3.
Combine pasta and pesto in large serving bowl. Add reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until well coated.
Toasting nuts improves the texture and flavor dramatically, and adds more flavour to a dish.