Angel Hair with Sweet Corn and Lemon-Basil Pesto Sauce

March 18th, 2013 12:17 pm by Kelly Garbato

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The title pretty much sums it up! The pesto recipe is from Vegan Italiano; though it’s meant for use on a Grilled Portobello Sandwich, I appropriated it for angel hair: roughly a double recipe of pesto per pound of pasta. I also tossed in a few handfuls of almonds because protein, and added some steamed sweet corn to the pasta – I guess because it’s yellow and thus evocative of lemons? Certainly the corn looks more lemony than the mostly-green pesto. (Damn you basil!) For whatever reason, the just corn called to me.

Anyway, really tasty. I’m thinking about making a lemon chicken pesto pasta dish using this as the starting point. Gotta hit the grocery store first, since I’m pretty much out of everything, chicken strips included.

Pro tip: If the pesto’s a little thick to easily mix with the pasta, add a few tablespoons of lemon juice. Not only will this make it more stir-able, but it’ll intensify the lemon flavor. YUM.

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