How awesome does it feel when your family is excited about having leftovers for dinner?
It feels great to take a day off from cooking but still be able to serve up a delicious, healthy dish for dinner. Yep, I’m totally on-board for eating leftovers.
I made this easy pasta dish the other day and served it as a weeknight dinner. We all enjoyed our pasta bowls but there was still enough left for another serving. Hurray for leftovers! My husband actually preferred it the second night after the pesto sauce had time to build up it’s flavour.
I also love the beautiful presentation of this dish. The bright red cherry tomatoes against the calming pea green creates a brilliant splash of contrast.
For the pesto, I used pine nuts. For a different flavour you could even try almonds or walnuts. I added a bunch of fresh basil and garlic for a flavour punch. I ended up using a whole bag of fresh sweet peas.
I heated some sliced Prosciutto in the microwave for a few seconds to crisp it up. My family LOVED this addition.
You can serve this pesto over traditional, rice, or almond flour pasta. I’m sure it would be great over paleo pasta options like zucchini noodles. Whichever way you decided to serve it, you’re in for one tasty and wholesome meal.