Lemon Pesto Pasta

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Lemon Pesto Pasta

I am aware that this perhaps does not look that good however if you love lemon, then you will absolutely love this pasta, it was to die for!

pesto

2 whole lemons

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1/2 cup almonds

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

pasta

16 oz pasta of your choice

2 cups bocconcini mozzarella, halved

1 cup fresh basil, chopped

1  For the pesto, cut lemons into 8 wedges and remove seeds then cut wedges in half.

2  In a food processor or blender, puree lemons and garlic on high until lemons begin to break down.  Add almonds and puree.  Once mixture is well blended but still slightly chunky, add oil, salt and pepper.  Mix well.

3  For the pasta, cook pasta according to package directions, drain and cool.  Toss pasta, mozzarella and basil with lemon pesto.  Drizzle with olive oil.

recipe adapted from Sunkist

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