Pasta with Pesto Sauce
Just came back from the farmers market with fresh Parsley, Cilantro, basil, cashew’s, pine nuts. I am making for diner pasta with pesto sauce. I use the SOBA brand or Angel hair pasta which ever is your preference.
1/4 cup Cashew toasted, or Pine nuts toasted
keep aside, and separately
1/2 cup Cashew, or Pine nuts
A bunch of cilantro
A bunch of Parsley
A bunch of basil
1 tsp of cumin
*Nutritional Yeast, optional 2 teaspoons
1 clove of garlic
4 Tbsp of Olive Oil, add if needed
2 Tbsp of water
1 1/2 lemon juice
1.Using your food processor use 1/4 cup cashew until crumble, add to a pan and toasted until golden brown then set aside.
2. In the food processor add the rest of the ingredients (if needed add more olive oil) until creamy. Drain your pasta, I use the brand SOBA, wheat and Buckwheat Pasta (following the package instruction) put it in a bowl add the cashew or pine nuts avocado pesto sauce, mix well then sprinkle with the toasted cashew or pine nuts. Serves 4
Great flavor and a healthy main dish.
*Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of cheese.
I use the SOBA Pasta
Why I use these ingredients, Parsley, Cilantro, and or Basil
The nutrients found in parsley include vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, choline, folates, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, and copper.
Did you know that Ancient Greece used cilantro essential oil as a component of perfume. During medieval times, the Romans used cilantro to mask the smell of rotten meat. Today, it’s still used by naturopaths and has been the subject of many positive inquiries by formal research institutions.
Benefit of Basil
The king of the herbs is …”Basil” The name “basil” comes from the ancient Greek word basilikohn, meaning “royal” Vitamin K, essential for blood clotting, it contains beta-carotenes, powerful antioxidants that protect the cells lining a number of numerous body structures, including the blood vessels, from free radical damage. This helps prevent cholesterol in blood from oxidizing, helping to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke…….