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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cashew Pesto Pasta

This is the worlds easiest/healthiest recipe. It comes from Maria. I made some adjustments because that is all I had available at the time. I will add those in because it turned out great. This would be great served warm or cold.


Ingredients: One 12 oz box of farfalle pasta (bowtie), 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 pint grape toms halved, Salt & Pepper, 2 cups parsley, 1/4 cup cashews, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 garlic clove, juice of 1/2 lemon. I used fresh basil from the garden instead of parsley and chopped up tiny asparagus pieces that I drizzled with olive oil and baked for 10 minutes at 375 instead of the tomatoes.

1. Cook noodles.
2. Preheat oven to 375 and bake toms with 2 TBSP oil S &P on a baking sheet for about 12 mins.
3. Use a food processor to chop the parsley, cashews, parm, garlic, lemon juice, and add the 1/4 cup olive oil at the end.
4. Season with salt & pepper.
5. Mix noodles, pesto, toms and serve with more Parmesan cheese.

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