Monday, October 1, 2012
Meatless Monday - Pasta & Pesto
I found this photo from an old sd card that I took with my camera. I can't remember if I posted this or not, so sorry if its a duplication.
One night for dinner I decided I wanted pasta. So while I was making traditional spaghetti for the boys I decided to make myself a meatless version of pasta. I was in the mood for a pesto. I had a lot of the normal things that goes into a pesto...basil, olive oil, pine nuts but wanted something more than just that. I added about a cup of spinach to the mix with extra two cloves of garlic (yes I love garlic!). I had some marinated kale from earlier in the day that was still soaking in the lemon juice. I put the extra lemon juice into the pesto sauce and blended it into my Vitamix. I kept the kale out for added texture to the dish.
After the pasta was cooked, I mixed in the pesto and stirred it up until well coated. Then added the Kale and also some Whole Foods 365 line of their Vegetarian Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Topped with Fresh cracked black pepper and dinner was served with a side of hot crusty garlic bread.
I love it when a plan comes together. I have made this several times as pasta is a staple with the boys and kale is one of mine!