Makes four servings
>> 1 cup fresh basil
>> 3-4 cloves garlic
>> 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
>> 1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
>> 1⁄4 cup olive oil
>> 1⁄3 cup water
>> 1 lb. penne pasta
>> 2 cups chopped raw zucchini
Start: Combine the first six ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed to obtain a creamy consistency.
Cook: Boil penne according to package directions. Drain.
Serve: Toss penne with pesto sauce. Top with zucchini, tomato and a few basil leaves.
(per serving): 646 calories,
21 g protein, 92 g carbohydrate,
22 g fat, 6 g fiber
To increase the protein content of this meal, add some cooked shrimp or chicken breast to the finished recipe.