..: Aug 20, 2009

Thursday, August 20

Bread Crumb Pasta

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I saw this recipe on The Rachel Ray show recently and just knew that I needed to try it. I'm always looking for cost effective ways to make something both delicious and healthy and easy.
Everyone loved it and now it's become a regular mealtime favorite at our table. Please pretend that I garnished it with tomatoes. :O)

1 pound of spaghetti
1/4 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds
2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
1 cup of Parmesan cheese
2 bunches of flat leaf parsley
1 whole lemon
2 cloves of garlic
2 or 3 tomatoes
salt, pepper, olive oil to taste
Toast pine nuts or almonds in olive oil, add bread crumbs and cook until lightly browned, turn off heat.
Cook pasta
Add parsley to a food processor and mince. Add salt, pepper and garlic and blend in. While food processor is on, drizzle in olive oil until you get a pesto like consistency.
Add the pesto mixture to the bread crumbs and add the juice and zest of one lemon.
Mix in 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
Toss with the pasta and garnish with sliced, salted tomatoes.