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Economical Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

This delicious nut-free, lower fat pesto recipe tastes great when paired with pasta, and it's easier on the wallet to make!

Ingredients

PESTO:

  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 cups (packed) spinach
  • 1 cup (packed) basil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 lemon (about 1-2 tablespoons)
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan

OTHER PESTO PASTA INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 ounces your favorite gluten-free pasta
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered

Instructions

PESTO:

  • Pulse the garlic clove in a food processor until minced.
  • Add in the spinach, basil, and salt, and begin processing.
  • While it's going, drizzle in the olive oil, water, and lemon juice.
  • Process until combined, but not smooth (it should have a bit of texture).
  • Lastly, pulse in the parmesan.
  • Stir the pesto with warm, freshly cooked pasta and fresh cherry tomatoes.