Sunday, October 28, 2012

Recipe of the Day

Penne with smoked mozzarella and tomato pesto

*This recipe provides 4 servings.*


1) 1/4 cup almonds
2) 2 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh parsley
3) 14 sun-dried tomato halves
4) 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
5) 2 tbsp olive oil
6) 1/4 lb smoked mozzarella, diced
7) 1/2 lb whole-wheat penne


1) In a small pan over medium heat, toast almonds until golden brown, approx. 5 mins. In a food processor, pulse almonds, parsley, tomatoes, garlic and oil until slightly chunky. Pour into a bowl; season with salt and fresh ground pepper. Add mozzarella, toss to combine. Cook pasta as instructed on package; drain and toss immediately with pesto.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories: 401
Fat: 18 grams
Carbs: 49 grams
Fiber : 8 grams
Protein: 16 grams

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