Perfect Penne With Pesto (Gluten-Free!)
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
- 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
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.
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. She has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. Stone has appeared on the Today show, Martha, MSNBC, HSN, and morning news programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. She is a highly sought-after speaker and has done speaking engagements for Chobani, Disney, American Heart Association, Mass Mutual, Wharton Business School, Women’s Entertainment Television, PGA Tour, Super Bowl Leadership Forum, Susan G. Komen, and many more.