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Pasta with Pesto Sauce

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Homemade pesto made with fresh basil and pine nuts or walnuts served over whole grain pasta.
  Whole grain pasta 16 Ounce (Brown Rice, Quinoa, Spelt, Whole Wheat)
  Fresh basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium
  Rice/Soy parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pine nuts/Walnuts 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Boil 4 quarts of water and add pasta for 6-12 minutes depending on the variety. (Check package for exact time.)
For the Pesto:
In blender or food processor, mix all of the ingredients. Scrape down the sides as necessary. Blend to desired consistency and season to taste.
To serve;
Mix the pesto into the pasta and serve immediately. Garnish with some Parmesan "cheese" and pine nuts.
Accompany the meal with a green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Low Cholesterol
Would you like to have a great Italian style meal for dinner? Here is a delicious recipe for Pasta with pesto sauce. The recipe also shows you how to make a pure plant-based pesto sauce. Made with basil and loads of garlic, this is a well-flavored sauce that seems great! So watch how its done and try it yourself!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3036 Calories from Fat 1254

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 145 g223.8%

Saturated Fat 16.6 g82.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 518.1 mg21.6%

Total Carbohydrates 401 g133.8%

Dietary Fiber 43.2 g172.9%

Sugars 33.4 g

Protein 77 g153.3%

Vitamin A 50.8% Vitamin C 18.4%

Calcium 13% Iron 70.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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