Garlic Pesto Pasta

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You can do everything – just not everything at once. Yet you still jump at any opportunity to be more efficient. That’s why you appreciate multitaskers so much…especially in the kitchen. Performing double duty to add flavor and texture, garlic-infused olive oil is a star cooking staple. You’ll find out exactly how helpful it is when you toss together this pesto pasta recipe. No need to wrestle a clove of garlic out of its bunch, only to have that flaky shell cling to your hands. Instead, enjoy built-in flavor, so all you have to do is drizzle and blend – that’s almost everything.

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Pasta

1 package angel hair pasta
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
1/2 cup feta cheese (optional)
1 avocado, peeled, de-seeded and diced (optional)

Pesto Sauce

2 bunches basil
1/3 cup garlic-infused olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup water
Crushed red pepper
to taste
Salt & black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare angel hair noodles according to package directions. Set aside and let cool.
  2. In a food processor, add all pesto ingredients and blend until well combined.
  3. Add remaining pasta ingredients and toss to incorporate.
  4. Stir in pesto, making sure to coat all noodles.