Single Gal’s Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto Pasta

4 Oct

This is the tastiest dinner for a single gal (or dude) looking for a filling, hearty fall meal! This dish serves one and can be enjoyed with a side salad, piece of garlic toast & glass of wine…hope you enjoy! 

*makes one serving for the single gal in the kitchen 

For Pasta:

-1/2 c. whole wheat or brown rice pasta

-1/4 c. spinach 

-1/4 c. Roma tomato, diced

-3 mini mozzarella balls, halved or quartered

-2 generous TB of homemade pesto

To Make Pesto:

-1 c. fresh basil leaves

-2 cloves garlic

-1/4 c. walnuts

-1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

-3 TB extra virgin olive oil

-salt & pepper to taste 

1. Cook pasta according to directions on box. In the meantime, add the pesto ingredients in a mini Cuisinart and chop until well grounded, creating a smooth pesto sauce texture. 

2. Mix together tomatoes, mozzarella balls, spinach and 2 TB of pesto. Add in the pasta once cooked. Stir together and add in salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy! 


5 Responses to “Single Gal’s Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto Pasta”

  1. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic October 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    I often make pasta with pesto for myself but haven’t added spinach – good idea!

    • healthychicks October 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

      Ya, the spinach is a nice touch! And mmm ya can’t go wrong with pesto/pasta : ) Thanks for your response Bianca!

  2. Robyn at wellpurposed October 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Found your blog via a comment you left at Hollaback Health. 🙂 Look forward to reading more . . . and trying this recipe. Looks yummy!

    • healthychicks October 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank you Robyn, and it was delicious! I look forward to reading your blog as well : )


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