Lemon Basil Creamy Pasta

 

Lemon Basil Creamy Pasta

This is one of my favorite pasta dishes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Whole wheat pasta
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 3 oz sun-dried tomato sliced
  • 4 oz spring mix lettuce organic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Creamy Sauce

  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as mentioned on the package while adding salt
  • 2 minutes prior to pasta finishing add broccoli florets
  • save 1 cup of the boiled water, then drain the rest and set aside

Cook the Veggies

  • Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion and bell pepper
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • cook for 4 minutes, until veggies begin to soften
  • add sun-dried tomatoes, and the spring mix and continue to cook another 2 minutes.

Make Creamy Sauce

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and set aside

To Finish the pasta

  • Once veggies are finished add your drained pasta and broccoli to the skillet
  • Pour the creamy sauce over the top
  • add the pasta water you put aside slowly until it reaches your desired consistency.