20 Minute Tomato Pasta

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Here is a pasta dish recipe that you are sure to love. With fresh tomatoes and basil, this 20-minute pesto pasta is sure to be added to your list of favorites. This easy dinner idea is especially great for busy weeknight; it's healthy and easy to make when you are in a rush. The garden fresh tomatoes and fresh basil are ingredients that set this food idea apart. And the best part is that it will only take you 15 to 20 minutes to get this easy dinner idea on the table. For the full step by step recipe tutorial, you will want to take a look on the Mel's Kitchen Cafe site.

The pesto for this pasta dish recipe is a bit different from most pesto recipes because of the fresh tomatoes that are thrown in, along with a few other ingredients that make it extra good. Instead of pine nuts, this pesto recipe uses slivered almonds as a pleasant surprise. And the fresh basil and Parmesan cheese are what makes this food idea extra good. This pasta dish recipe is as easy as throwing the pesto ingredients together in the food processor while the pasta boils and then tossing all the ingredients together. One important tip that you don't want to skip is toasting the almonds. All it takes is a couple of minutes, and it will make all the difference in the taste of the pesto. Some of the ingredients you will need for this easy dinner idea include the slivered almonds, cherry or grape tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, garlic clove, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, kosher salt,

extra-virgin olive oil, linguine or spaghetti noodles, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and some fresh basil.

Almonds have been a prized ingredient since ancient times as one of human kind’s most beloved nuts. Almonds were popular in the diets of ancient Egyptians and Indian populations. Ancient Indian Ayurvedic practitioners even believed that by consuming almonds they were capable of increasing brain capacity, intellectual ability and also longevity. Today, almonds nutrition benefits are known around the world, and almonds are used in a variety of different ways. Almonds can be eaten raw as a healthy snack, used as the base ingredient in almond butter, almond flour and almond milk. Almonds can also be used in a variety of body lotions and fragrances. One of the benefits of consuming almonds in food ideas is that of cholesterol reduction. There are several other health benefits from eating almonds. Almonds are low in saturated fatty acids, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, and they contain filling fiber, which is a unique and protective phytosterol antioxidants as well as a plant protein. Two of the star chemical compounds that you will find in almonds nutrition are the healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) which have the same kind of beneficial fat that is found in olive oil and antioxidants that help to support heart health and prevent factors of cardiovascular disease. Almonds are a nut that specifically supplies antioxidant flavonoids, which are plant-based compounds that are present in the skin of almonds that work with vitamin E to help improve your artery health and reduce inflammation. Almonds also help to prevent damage from forming within your artery walls and help to protect against dangerous plaque buildup. Almond has several nutritional benefits that make them a great food to help support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, in addition to helping to fight weight gain and obesity.

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