How do you upgrade your pesto? Add avocado because what does avocado taste bad with? Nothing, absolutely nothing. I used whole grain quinoa pasta and added chick peas for texture and creaminess. This meal is so so quick and and such a light pasta option. I love fresh basil and I am still holding on to summer flavors even though I’m transitioning into fall foods. Actually I’d make this in the winter too. Enjoy friends!
1 package of whole grain quinoa pasta
1 can of garbanzo beans
For the pesto
Lots of fresh basil you can choose how much you want to use. I used an entire plant.. Lol.
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp- 1 tsp salt (1 is sort of a lot)
1 tbsp vegetable stock
2 tbsp pine nuts toasted
1 tbsp chopped onions
Now this recipe is the definition of simple. Pour everything for the pesto into a food processor or nutri bullet and press pulse. The texture should be creamy. Pour it on top of your pasta and add the chick peas. Bon appetit!