Pesto Quinoa Pasta

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 366
Theme: Lunch
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Pesto is a sauce that originally comes from Northern Italy and is made with basil, crushed garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup jarred pesto
  • 1 box quinoa pasta
  • fresh basil, for garnish

Directions

 Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat and add garlic.

Cook until just starting to brown and remove from pan. Drain on paper towels.

To the same pan with the oil, add onion and cook for a few minutes until onion is translucent.

Add pesto and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for a few minutes.

Make quinoa pasta according to box instructions. Serve sauce with pasta, topped with toasted almonds, fried garlic and fresh basil.

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