Easy Recipe
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes

Pesto pasta is such a quick dinner to throw together and can be altered depending on the ingredients you have on hand. Add flaked smoked salmon, or Roasted Salmon or Baked Chicken to add some protein to the meal, along with your favorite steamed, sautéed or roasted vegetables like zucchini, broccoli, or bell peppers. The classic basil pesto can be used, or this meal can be made with kale pesto. Use your favorite type of pasta or zucchini noodles for this dish. 

1 pounds gluten-free pasta
2 cups packed fresh basil
¾ cups extra virgin olive oil
¼ cups toasted pine nuts
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoons kosher salt
cups finely grated parmesan cheese (plus more for garnish)