Pesto Protein Pasta


A beautiful summer pasta option with bright color and bold flavor. I was so excited to try this out and used fresh herbs I grew from seed! *This one did not make it high on the husband list.

  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

Coaching: Combine everything in the food processor or nutribullet and mix until smooth. We love the Modern Table mixed lentil penne with 14 grams of protein per serving. My husband did not appreciate the gorgeous color of the pesto (with basil I had diligently grown from seed). He said it tasted great but looks like baby vomit. SO, I recommend you try it, but be warned! (PS I prefer the walnut pesto because I don’t like pine nuts, but feel free to make a traditional pesto with them instead!) Here I served it with yellow watermelon and grilled chicken!