Jun 03 2009

Dairy-Free Pesto!

Published by at 3:20 am under Recipes

Over the past “Lenten” season I decided to give up meat, and cheese completely for forty days.  I remember heading into the market one day and seeing a delicious vat of pesto sauce at the deli counter.  I asked the girl if there was cheese in pesto.  She said no, but to my dismay there was!  Had I tried this recipe THEN my craving for Pesto would have been subsided in ample time.

I decided this evening to whip up a quick “dairy-free” pesto pasta dish. It literally takes less than 15 minutes to make!

What you need:

3 garlic cloves, chopped coarsely

1 cup of Fresh basil leaves

1/2 cup of Roasted Pine Nuts(pignoli)

1/2 cup of chopped parsley

1/4-1/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tablespoons of White Miso

*optional ingredients-

Trader Joe’s Chicken-Less Strips

Pasta of your choice.

What to do:

Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until a smooth paste is formed.  Store in an air-tight container

Cook your pasta until tender. drain.

Sautee the chicken-less strips over a bit of oil.  Put pasta, and chicken in a mixing bowl.  Add Pesto to your desired taste.

It’s fast, easy, delicious and completely Dairy Free!

dairy-free pesto

As always, If you have tried this recipe we would LOVE to hear your feedback.

Happy Eating!

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