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Easy Low-Fat Almost Pesto Pasta

What you need: 

1/2 pound pasta (I use multi-grain spaghetti)
2 handfuls fresh basil leaves
3-4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
sea salt, to taste
3-4 tablespoons vegan parmesan
1 tablespoon pine nuts, optional

What you do: 

1. Start cooking pasta according to package directions. In a blender or food processor, chop up the basil and garlic finely.
2. When the pasta is done, transfer it to a big bowl, and dump in the chopped basil and garlic.
3. Add olive oil and salt, and toss. Sprinkle the parmesan on top, and pine nuts, if desired.
This is super easy and really good, and it gives you that pesto taste without all the oil. Its also great cold the next day.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 


I really don't like the taste of uncooked garlic (I find it too strong), so I would recommend pan toasting the garlic and pine nuts together for a few minutes before blending them. Otherwise, this is great.

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