Sunday, October 18, 2009

I-Might-Be-in-Love Pesto Pasta

One of my many best-friend perks is access to Meaghan's *amazing* garden. She filled up a bag of veggies and herbs for me, and I cooked them all up in this pasta. Perfect conclusion to a very happy October weekend.

What You'll Need:
several tsp minced garlic
7 cherry tomatoes
2 bell peppers
1/2 large onion
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
several tbs olive oil
1 box shell pasta (serves 7)
1/2 cup fresh basil
1/6 cup pine nuts
splash of lemon juice

[I used pre-minced garlic because I was feeling mega-lazy. That's why it's referred to in terms of teaspoons. If you're using fresh garlic, just make it to taste.]

Stir-fry the cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, broccoli (all diced/sliced), and 1 tsp. garlic with a little olive oil.

Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water. Add the pasta and cook according to instructions.

While everything's cooking, put the basil, 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic, pine nuts, and lemon juice in a food processor to make the pesto sauce. (If it's still too chunky, add more olive oil.)

In a huge bowl, toss together the stir-fry, pasta, and pesto sauce. Salt and pepper to taste. Viola!

1 comment:

  1. Just to let you know... they're grape tomatoes, not cherry!

    I might try to make it this weekend!