White Bean & Pesto Salad
- 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 livingthegourmet.blogspot.com
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.