Whole wheat penne with basil sauce is a classic of Italian cuisine and of summer table.
In this whole wheat penne with basil sauce, the classic basil pesto is enriched with proteins and nutrients of cannellini, varieties of beans, perfect for a creamy pesto, rich in taste. Ideal to taste warm or cold is a nutritionally complete recipe: complex pasta carbohydrates provide energy, cannellini contain valiable proteins, tomatoes have an antioxidant action and olive oil adds good fats.
Whole wheat penne with basil sauce: Ingredients
50 g (2 oz) basil leaves
2 tbsp pine nuts
200 g (7 oz) cannellini bean, canned
Pinch of sea salt
White pepper, to taste
4 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
150 g (5 oz) cherry tomatoes
200 g (7 oz) whole wheat penne (or other short pasta)
Whole wheat penne with basil sauce: Method
- Blend the basil, pine nuts, cannellini with salt, pepper and 3 tbsp olive oil until they get a creamy mixture.
- Clean and cut in half the cherry tomatoes, season with salt and a tablespoon of oil.
- Cook the pasta al dente in boiling salted water.
- Season the pasta with pesto, cherry tomatoes, mix and serve.