Perfect Penne With Pesto (Gluten-Free!)

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Dawna Stone is the author of seven books, a business owner, certified health coach, motivational speaker, and creator of the 5-Day Detox and the 14-Day Clean-Eating Program. Dawna has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.
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Simple, yet classic — what more could you need? Made with brown rice pasta and only seven ingredients, this flavorful penne and pesto is a perfectly healthy and filling meal.

Perfect Penne with Pesto

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. gluten-free brown rice penne pasta
  • 2 cups basil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions.

In a food processor, pulse pine nuts until finely ground.

Add basil, garlic, salt and pepper, and pulse until finely chopped.

Slowly pour in olive oil as you pulse.

Transfer pesto to a bowl and toss with penne.

Recipe adapted with permission from Healthy You! 14 Days to Quick and Permanent Weight Loss and a Healthier, Happier You.

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