Penne with Walnut Pesto and Peas


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Weeknight Gluten Free

Weeknight Gluten Free

By Kristine Kidd

Published 2013

  • About

There was no way I was going to give up pasta with pesto sauce, bursting with fresh basil, when I went gluten-free, so I sought out great gluten-free pastas. This all-purpose sauce is also good over chicken or fish.


  • Fresh basil leaves, 2 cups (2 oz/60 g) packed


  1. In a food processor, combine the basil, shallots, walnuts, lemon zest, and ½ teaspoon salt. Process until finely ground. With the machine running, gradually add the oil. Mix in ¼ cup (1 oz/30 g) of the cheese. Season to taste with salt and a generous amount of pepper.
  2. Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water and stir well. Cook, stirring occasionall