Fresh Pesto Pasta with Arugula

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Fresh Pesto Pasta with Arugula
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
15 min.
Preparation
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Ingredients

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4
Ingredients
2 cups fresh Basil (chopped and packed)
0.333 cup Pine nuts
cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup Parmesan (grated)
3 cloves garlic cloves (minced)
Sea salt (to taste)
freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
16 ounces Penne (cooked)
2 cups Arugula (rinsed and dried)
Parmesan (shaved; for garnish)
8 cherry tomatoes (halved; for garnish)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Basilolive oilArugulaParmesanPine nutsgarlic clove

Preparation steps

1.
Place chopped basil and pine nuts into a food processor. Add 1/3 of the olive oil and puree until smooth. Stir in the remaining oil, grated cheese, garlic and season to taste with salt and pepper.
2.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 to 9 minutes. Drain pasta and mix well with pesto.
3.
Divide arugula between plates. Place pasta on arugula. Garnish with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes. Serve.