Pasta with mint and almond pesto
This pasta with almond pesto is flavorful, easy to make and a perfect balance of fresh and bright flavors.
- 1 penne, rigatoni or fusilli
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1 cup parsley tightly measured
- 1/2 cup mint leaves tightly measuered
- 1 jalapeño
- 1 garlic clove
- 2-3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Prepare pasta according to package directions .
For the pesto , add mint , parsley , almonds , garlic , jalapeno and lime juice to cup food processor . Pulse repeatedly until it is all well integrated.
Start the food processor and add the olive oil and salt. Let it run for a few seconds more .
Drain the pasta and let cool slightly. Add the pesto and mix well so that everything is well integrated.
To serve you can add a little olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper .
Save 1 cup of water where the pasta was cooked and add slowly it if you feel the pasta is dry.
Start adding 1/4 of a cup, mix, taste and add more if necessary. The pasta water will make the pasta cremier.
Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1002IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg