Buongiorno! It’s Italian night JuJu Royal Fam. Try out this vegan friendly basil pesto pasta dish made with JuJu Royal award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). It’s brimming with color and flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 box chickpea farfalle (bow tie pasta)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ cup pine nuts or hemp seeds
  • ¾ cup JuJu Royal CBD Basil EVOO
  • ¾ cup vegan grated Parmesan
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • coarse Himalayan pink sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup of pasta water

Cooking Instructions

Cook pasta in salted water until al dente, save 1/4 cup of the pasta water for later.  Drizzle olive oil onto cooked pasta and set aside.

In a food processor, chop pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  Add basil, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.  Blend until pesto is smooth, adding additional olive oil as needed.

In a large skillet on low heat add the pesto, pasta water, and cooked pasta.  Toss pasta until coated.

When ready to plate, toss arugula and tomatoes with pasta, add a pinch of salt and pepper for taste and garnish with lemon juice, red pepper flakes and additional pine nuts.

Did you know eating colorful foods can trigger your mood and stimulate you to a healthy diet.