pesto linguine

In the spirit of our summer garden, tonight’s cuisine was homemade pesto linguine with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and chicken. Though pasta tends to be heavy, this meal felt light.l. And I absolutely loved the color! Isn’t green so vibrant? Though light on ingredients, this dish packed a flavor punch! Between the brightness of the basil, the bite of the garlic, the saltiness of the mozzarella, and the pop of the tomatoes, my mouth was happy. Even if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, be sure to give this recipe a try. It is so easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser.

RECIPE:

We picked about a cup of fresh basil from our garden and blended it with salt, pepper, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 t lemon juice, 1/3 cup walnuts, 1/3 cup parmesan, and 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil. We tossed it over linguine and added pieces of chicken, chunks of mozzarella, and halved jelly bean tomatoes from our garden. For garnish, we threw a few basil leaves on top and called it delicious!!

What are you favorite summer garden treats?

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