Lemony Edamame Almond Pesto Pasta

This recipe combines almost everything I love into one recipe (I say “almost” because if you somehow managed to work a burrito into a pasta dish well, it’d be weird). Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked pasta
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 cup edamame (peas not pods)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup almonds, crushed
lemonyedamamepasta Directions:
  1. Cook the edamame, by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add in the edamame beans and cook uncovered for 5-6 minutes. Drain the pot.
  2. Toss together the edamame, cooked pasta, and pesto. You can just toss in a bowl, or fry up in a pan with a little bit of olive oil for a crispier sautéed taste.
  3. Toast the almonds in a frying pan or in the oven on low heat, just until starting to brown.
  4. Squeeze the lemon all over the finished dish, and garnish with the toasted almonds.
This recipe makes enough for two hungry people. You can use store-bought pesto, or make your own, I suggest making my avocado pesto to get that extra boost of healthy fats. You can also adjust the amount of pesto, I personally find that it has a strong taste, and that a little goes a long way.   Featured Image Source: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-pesto-pasta-with-lemon-145783

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