You don't have to be a chef to whip up the fresh, light flavors you crave this summer. Dave Lieberman's nutrient-dense summer pasta will satisfy a family of 4 at a cost of only $1.40 and 330 calories per serving. It's a recipe so simple and delicious, how can you afford not to make it?
- 2 handfuls baby arugula
- 1 handful basil leaves
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup grated pecorino
- juice of 1 small lemon
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 lb whole wheat penne, cooked al dente
- a couple handfuls of baby tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
In a blender combine arugula, basil, olive oil, nuts, cheese and lemon juice and blend until thick and smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the pesto with the pasta, the tomatoes.