Pasta and sautéed veggies are smothered in a protein packed, black bean pesto! So much delicious flavour packed into every bite.
I’m a lover of all things pesto! For the sake of adding protein to this dish, while still keeping it nut free, black beans just makes sense! This combo is unbelievably delicious! Why did I never think of this before now? Give it a try!
I like to grow my own fresh basil in the garden each summer. By harvesting time, there’s usually so much left that we don’t know what to do with it. So, I make my own homemade pesto with all the delicious basil that won’t get used on time. I typically make a big batch and separate into small jars and freeze. So on a rainy day, I’ve almost always got pesto in my freezer, ready to go.
Having pesto readily available makes this dish SUPER easy to make. I just sauté some veggies. Then in a separate pot, I cook my pasta.
Then toss my pesto and the black beans into my Vitamix and give it a whirl. (Now I have black bean pesto.) Then mix everything together. Just like that, dinner is served. If you don’t have basil on hand to make pesto from scratch, feel free to use store bought.
Serve your dish garnished with green onion and cherry tomatoes, if desired. Or you may want to sprinkle with chili flakes to add a little heat.
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