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Penne with Fresh Herbs and Spinach Pesto

Penne with Fresh Herbs and Spinach Pesto
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Serves: 4
  • 1 box Banza Penne
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (or 1 large tomato, seeded), juice
  • discarded
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Drain but do not rinse.
  3. Toast pine nuts (if desired) in a dry skillet over medium high heat until browed.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients, including pine nuts, to a food processor. Blend for 1-2 minutes until chopped and combined. Add sauce to hot pasta and stir.

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