Pesto is one of those foods. . . most people either love it or it doesn't sit well with them. Well, have no fear! This pesto has no oil in it, which equals, no tummy ache!
This recipe is so easy! It's needs no cooking so you can put this whole dinner together in under 10 minutes!
What you'll need:
1/2 lb. pasta (anything you like, I use ziti or linguine mostly for this)
4 -6 oz. fresh spinach
4 -6 oz. fresh basil
2 cloves of garlic
4 oz. mascarpone cheese (if you have a hard time finding it, you can use cream cheese)
a handful of shredded parmesan cheese, and more for sprinkling on top
1/4 cup almonds or pine nuts, toasted
What you'll do:
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the box.
While the pasta is cooking, put the spinach, basil, garlic, and cheeses in a food processor or blender. Blend it all together and add some more spinach and basil if it's too wet and a little more mascarpone if it's too dry.
Drain the pasta and toss it in the pesto. Served topped with some parmesan cheese and toasted nuts.