Walnut and Basil Pesto with Brown Rice and Millet Pasta – Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan!

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If you want a delicious, quick, no hassle lunch or dinner then look no further!

A note on Pasta:
Gluten Free Pasta tends to vary in quality and taste so experiment until you find one you like – my favourites are Orgran Brown Rice and Millet Fussili Pasta and Doves Farm Organic Brown Rice Penni Pasta. In general I think that Rice Pasta tastes better than those made from Corn although I’m sure others would disagree! Once you find a good one you’ll never miss Wheat pasta again so it’s worth shopping around!

Ingredients: (Serves 2-3)
60g Fresh Basil
Juice of 1 Lemon
20ml of Olive Oil
40g Walnuts
½ Tsp Xylitol (or your preferred sweetener)
½ Tsp Salt
2 Turns of Freshly Milled Black Pepper
250g Gluten Free Pasta

1. Add the Basil, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Walnuts, Xylitol, Salt and Black Pepper to a blender
2. Pulse until all ingredients are well combined
3. Add the blended ‘Pesto’ to a saucepan and heat until it thickens, stirring regularly or microwave for 1-2 mins on full power
4. Cook the pasta according to instructions
5. Once cooked drain the pasta and stir in the pesto
6. Dish into bowls, garnish with a sprig of Basil and a drizzle of Olive Oil

*This recipe also works exceptionally well with chicken*

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