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White Bean & Pesto Salad


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  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 vine ripe tomato
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup white beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed
  • 1 lb. of your favorite macaroni


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

In a blender, pulse basil, garlic, tomato, cheese, salt, red pepper, vinegar, sugar, and olive oil until smooth and creamy.

Prepare macaroni as directed. Place macaroni in a serving bowl.

Add pesto and beans to the macaroni and toss. Take a little extra fresh basil, give it a fine chop and toss it in with the macaroni.


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