Want to make pesto like a pro? Check our pesto recipe that is 100% liver approved. Fresh basil is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and BCPs which have been shown to have exceptional anti-inflammatory effects! Not to mention the super food garlic paired with a moderate amount of healthful monosaturated fat in olive oil! Try it with your favorite mixed vegetables and whole grain penne for a delicious, nutritious dinner.
For the pesto:
Finely chop the basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts and parmasan cheese. Once the mixture is extra fine, form it into a ball shape and place in a bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons over the pesto ball. Leave the pesto at room temperature.
Bring 4-6 quarts of water to boil in a large pot. Add the penne.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a medium saucepan on low heat. Toss the green beans, bell pepper, zucchini for approximately 3 minutes or until slightly tender.
Stir the oil and pesto until mixed thoroughly.
Add one cup of penne to each bowl and top with 1 tablespoons of pesto sauce and two tablespoons of vegetables.