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Radish Leaf Pesto and Noodles

Course Main Course

  • 2 large handfuls radish leaves stems removed
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup almonds or pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic cut in fourths
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or more, to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package whole wheat pasta penne or rigatoni is best

  1. Put all ingredients other than pasta in a high powered blender and process in short pulses. You will have to scrape down the sides to get it all mixed in. Add more oil if it’s too thick.

  2. Boil a package of whole wheat pasta. Cook for 2 minutes less than the package says.

  3. Drain noodles but keep some of the cooking water.

  4. Cook noodles in a pan over medium heat. Add pesto and stir to coat the noodles. If the mixture is too dry, add some cooking water.

  5. Cook until pasta is done (1-2 more minutes).