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BOM Pesto Pasta

A quick favorite that I enjoy making...and to me...its quite tasty!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Keyword: basil, nutribullet, Pasta, pasta maker, pesto
Yield: 2 Servings
Author: Lynn Austin
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Pasta Cooker
  • Nutribullet
  • AeroGarden with Basil and Tomato seed pods

Materials

  • 2 cups Fresh Basil I grow my own Basil using an AeroGarden, so I cut fresh herbs from my plants.
  • 3 tsp Garlic Cloves minced optional 3 teaspons of minced garlic
  • 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oll I used the Kirklands brand
  • 1/2 cup Parmeasan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts optional
  • 6 ounces pasta
  • 4 each heirloom tomatos I grow these too, so again I pick them freshly from my AeroGarden tomato plant.

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to instructions. I use a pasta cooker that takes 15 minutes. drain sprinkle with a touch of olive oil and set aside.
  • Combine the fresh-cut basil, minced garlic, black pepper, salt, virgin olive oil in NutriBlast or food processor of choice until it reaches your desired consistency. I do mine until it is a smooth texture.
  • Add the pesto sauce on top of the pasta, garnish with toasted pine nuts, parmeasan cheese and tomatoes (if desired) and serve.

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