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Mint Walnut Pesto Penne

with Roasted Zucchini & Grape Tomatoes

dinner

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SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
630
FAT
34g
CARBOHYDRATES
82g
PROTEIN
29g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 zucchini
  2. 4 oz grape tomatoes
  3. 2 garlic cloves
  4. 1 lemon
  5. ½ oz fresh mint
  6. ¾ cup walnuts
  7. 2 oz baby spinach
  8. ¼ cup vegan parmesan
  9. 6 oz Banza® penne pasta
  10. 4 tbsp olive oil*
  11. Salt and pepper*
  12. *Not included
  13. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition
Allergens: tree nuts
Nutrition

TOOLS

  • Food processor
  • Baking sheet
  • Large pot

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Roast the vegetables

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Bring a large pot with 4 quarts water and 2 tbsp salt to a boil. Halve the zucchini lengthwise and slice into half moons. Add the sliced zucchini and grape tomatoes to a baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables until browned in places, 14 to 16 minutes.

2
Prepare the pesto

Peel the garlic. Halve and juice the lemon. Pick the mint leaves from the stems. Add the garlic, lemon juice, mint leaves, walnuts, spinach, just 2 tbsp parmesan, 3 tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp salt, and a pinch of pepper to a food processor. Pulse until mint walnut pesto is well combined but not completely smooth.

3
Cook the pasta

Once the water is boiling, add the pasta, stir, and cook until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water and drain the pasta. Return the pasta to the pot off heat.

4
Add the pesto

Add the mint walnut pesto and reserved pasta water to the pot with the pasta. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the pasta is well coated and the pesto sauce has thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Taste, and add salt as necessary.

5
Serve

Divide the mint walnut pesto penne between shallow bowls and serve with roasted zucchini and grape tomatoes. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan. Enjoy!