Basil and Walnut Pesto Pasta with Side Salad and Light Vinaigrette

  • 2 ounces dry whole-grain pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups mixed salad greens with tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp. light vinaigrette

Cook pasta according to package directions. Make pesto: In a blender or mini food processor, puree basil, walnuts, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Toss pesto with cooked pasta. Dress salad; serve on the side.

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