Cilantro Spinach Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
8 to 16 ounces pasta of choice, amount to taste
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup packed cilantro
1/2 cup baby spinach
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon neutral oil
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
1 cup cooked small white beans, rinsed and drained
1. Cook pasta according to directions.
2. Pesto: Process sunflower seeds and garlic in food processor. Add cilantro, spinach, lime juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper; pulse until smooth. Stream in oil while processor is still on. Taste, and adjust accordingly.
3. Chop sun-dried tomatoes and add to cooked pasta along with pesto and beans.
Source of recipe: I had some cilantro and spinach that needed to get used up and I was bored and hungry.