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1. In the bowl of food processor, add basil, garlic, pine nuts lentils, and lemon juice

  • For the Pesto:
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves (reserve a few leaves for garnish)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the Pasta:
  • 3 1/2 cups dry farfalle (bowtie) or other pasta
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil, for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish
4.4/5 (102 Votes)

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This Caprese-inspired pasta toss is the ultimate summer main for a busy weeknight, outdoor picnic, or lunch on the ...

  • PESTO SAUCE:
  • 16 ounce uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup pesto sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup boconccini (small fresh mozzarella balls marinated in olive oil)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
  • 3 gloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4.4/5 (17 Votes)

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Recipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens - August 2013 Note: The key to this dish is a quality pesto

  • 8 oz. elbow macaroni
  • 1 7- to 8-oz. jar purchased basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 5-oz. package baby arugula (3 cups)
  • 2 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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1.In a large pot with boiling salted water cook rigatoni pasta until al dente

  • This recipe calls for chicken, but I made it w/o chicken.
  • 12 ounces Whole Wheat rigatoni pasta
  • 1/2 pound fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
4.3/5 (10 Votes)

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From Rachel Ray Maganize (Aug 2010)

  • 8 cups arugula (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup each pine nuts and grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound trimmed asparagus
  • 1 pound pasta (such as campanelle or farfalle)
  • Fresh ricotta cheese
  • Crumbled crisp-cooked bacon
4/5 (1 Votes)

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1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente

  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti or whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 cup oil-cured sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup cashew parm
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
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Heat the oil in a pan over high heat

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 3 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
  • Chopped basil to garnish
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Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package; reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain well

  • Pesto:
  • 16 oz. package of pasta
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • pesto sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled walnuts (pine nuts)
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup olive oil
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Step 1 Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain

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